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What's New
Public comment period closes on Canada's Lake Huron nuclear waste dump proposal
MLive (11/26)
Canada's Deep Geologic Repository Joint Review Panel has closed the public comment period on a proposal to bury 7 million cubic feet of nuclear waste near the shores of Lake Huron.

COMMENTARY: Shortsighted vote: Senators overlook true risks in opposing Keystone XL pipeline
Watertown Daily Times (11/25)
Some wonder whether preventing the Keystone XL pipeline will lead to oil sands shipping on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.

EDITORIAL: The safer path: Keystone XL pipeline better method of transporting crude oil
Watertown Daily Times (11/18)
The Watertown Daily Times editorial board argues that a pipeline is better if it means avoiding shipping crude oil on the Great Lakes.

New tool being used to improve Wisconsin's water quality
WBAY-TV - Green Bay, WI (11/13)
A new tool created by the Wisconsin DNR has field crews saying they are a step closer to finding a solution to improve Wisconsin's water quality.

Great Lakes Now: The 2014 Toxic Algae Crisis
(11/11)
Detroit Public Television will be recording and live streaming Great Lakes Now: The 2014 Toxic Algae Crisis from 2-2:30 p.m. on Wed. Nov. 11. Discussion will center on the effects of algae on the Great Lakes and how we can prevent a large algae crisis from happening again.

Beware of killer shrimp, Michigan's newly banned critter
Detroit Free Press (11/11)
Killer shrimp, red swamp crayfish and five other water-dwelling animals are officially banned from Michigan for threatening the balance of life in our 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.

Enviro$en$e
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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Databases
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
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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Related Resources
GLIN: Agencies and Organizations, Pollution Prevention
GLIN: Biomass Energy in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Ecosytem Management in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Land Use in the Great Lakes Region
GLIN: Manufacturing Technology in the Great Lakes Region

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