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PNS Weekend Newscast - September 23rd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: Senator John McCain says no to the GOP's health care plan, a new survey takes a look at how residents in one state feel about the effort to real Obamacare, and International Day of Peace is being celebrated this weekend.

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Public News Service - MI: Water

Increased truck traffic is among the concerns of residents near the U.S. Ecology plant. (D. Weckerle)

DETROIT - For nearly 30 years, the U.S. Ecology toxic-waste facility in Detroit has received waivers from the state for conducting annual soil tests, and as the plant prepares to expand, residents and local leaders have had enough. The plant stores and treats solid and liquid waste from heavy indus

Concerned citizens are fighting the expansion of a hazardous-waste plant in the middle of a neighborhood. (D. Weckerle)

DETROIT - Some of the most toxic chemicals used in industry are treated and temporarily held at the US Ecology plant on the Hamtramck-Detroit border, and plans to expand it tenfold have raised fears for neighbors and environmentalists. For nearly three decades, the Michigan Department of Environmen

Cash is now being offered to help keep carp out of the Great Lakes. (michigan.gov)

LANSING, Mich. - As Asian carp make their way ever closer to the Great Lakes, state officials are going global and offering prize money in the search for a solution. In the new "Invasive Carp Challenge," Gov. Rick Snyder is opening up the state coffers to anyone who can help prevent the movement of

Invasive zebra mussels have been in the Great Lakes since the 1980s, crowding out native species and damaging the underwater environment. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

LANSING, Mich. – No matter where you are in Michigan, water isn't far away, and this week’s Michigan Boating Week highlights the importance of protecting the state's freshwater resources from the threat of aquatic hitchhikers. More than 180 invasive species have entered the Great Lakes

People living near Evart fear a potash mining operation could destroy the sensitive wetlands around the area. (K. Ford)

EVART TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- After battling bottled water giant Nestle, residents and concerned citizens near Evart now are trying to keep another company from drawing down and potentially contaminating their water supply. Just six miles from Nestle's wells, Michigan Potash, a Colorado-based company,

Volunteers wearing red hope to cut some of the red tape for Flint residents to have water pipes replaced. (M. Hornbeck/AARP MI)

FLINT, Mich. – Thousands of Flint homes still need to have their water lines replaced, an effort that will have volunteers fanning out across the city this weekend. Before crews can begin to work on the pipes, homeowners must sign consent forms, and on Saturday, volunteers led by AARP Michiga

Cuts to the Great Lakes cleanup fund could negatively impact many Michigan cities, advocates say. (AcryllicArtist/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Conservationists say there's nothing great about the White House plan to slash funds for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and they're calling on Congress and the president to leave the lakes out of partisan politics. President Trump's 2018 budget proposal would slash a

Clean-water advocates say the state needs to develop better policies for companies that want to extract and bottle Michigan water. (cohdra/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Michiganders have just a few days left to let state officials know how they feel about the planned expansion of a bottled-water operation that some are calling a betrayal of the state's residents and resources. Swiss bottled water giant Nestle has asked the state for permiss

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