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Great Lakes mayors sound alarm
The Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal (10/8)
The group acknowledged Ontario's Great Lakes Protection Act which, among other things, proposes to establish a Great Lakes council, help citizens and towns “address local problems” and step up water-quality monitoring.

Montreal’s sewage dump saga explained in 5 key points
CBC News (10/8)
The City of Montreal, in Québec, plans to dump one-third of its sewage into the Saint Lawrence River from Oct. 18 to Oct. 25 2015. The plan has stirred up controversy among politicians and citizens.

Chautauqua County executive signs microbeads ban into law
The Buffalo News (10/8)
A law prohibiting the sale of personal-care products containing microbeads has been signed, and will become effective Feb. 15 in Chautauqua County, N.Y.

EDITORIAL: EPA needs to do far better job of protecting the Great Lakes
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (10/8)
The EPA needs to meet the responsibility to protect our drinking water, jobs, and way of life and provide the protection that the Great Lakes — and the people who depend on those lakes — deserve.

EDITORIAL: Chemical in some personal products is creating an unnecessary hazard
The Buffalo News (10/7)
Eventually, the chemicals in anti-bacterial soaps and personal care products are going to go down the drain, and find their way into the Great Lakes.

COMMENTARY: Stop flow of microbeads into Great Lakes and break toxic chain
MLive (10/7)
A pair of bills were recently introduced in the Michigan Legislature to keep microbeads out of the products and out of the Great Lakes.

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General Resources
Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention
C2P2 offers an expanded array of services, tools and related resources for the pollution prevention community. You can also Connect with Experts by searching the P2 Directory or joining a P2 discussion forum.

Clean Air for Life
Environmental Defense
Relief from air pollution is within reach with the right tools. Learn about health effects, pollution solutions and more.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Enviro$en$e allows those implementing pollution prevention programs or developing research and development projects to benefit from the experience, progress, and knowledge of their peers.

Farm*A*Syst and Home*A*Syst
U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
This voluntary program enables individuals to prevent pollution on farms, ranches and homes using confidential environmental assessments.

Great Lakes Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources
Supports pollution prevention through information sharing, issue discussion and program development among member organizations.

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Cleanup Programs
Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program
Minnesota Department of Trade and Economic Development (DTED)
The DTED can award grants towards contamination investigations and the development of a Response Action Plan (RAP) or for the cleanup of contamination on sites which will be redeveloped.

Great Lakes Pollution Prevention
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO)
A report on the pollution prevention grant program in the Great Lakes basin.

Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund
Wisconsin Department of Commerce (DOC)
Reimburses owners for a portion of the cleanup costs of discharges from petroleum product storage systems and home heating oil systems.

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Permit Compliance System (PCS)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
PCS is a national computerized management information system that automates entry, updating, and retrieval of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) data.

Pollution Prevention Request for Proposal Clearinghouse
Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
The clearinghouse includes information on current and pending RFPs related to pollution prevention, as well as archives of all past solicitations that have appeared on the site.

Pollution Prevention Research Projects Database
Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
Although PPRC is no longer adding new information to the Research Projects Database, it includes summaries of hundreds of P2 research projects conducted by dozens of organizations.

PollutionWatch is an information source that allows the user to search for polluters in their area, obtain information about the health effects, and find out how they can help.

Technical Publications Database
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Techinfo database contains approximately 15,000 references related to pollution prevention and cleaner technologies.

Vendor Information Database
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
VendInfo is a searchable database of pollution prevention equipment and manufacturers in the United States.

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