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What's New
State officials release 2nd part of water protection plan
The Associated Press (7/27)
State officials have released the second part of a 30-year plan to manage, protect and improve Michiganís water resources.

Older septic systems may be leaking, report suggests ways to monitor
Petoskey News-Review (7/26)
The Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council has just completed a report for Charlevoix County focusing on issues facing aging septic systems in the county.

PBDEs threaten both Canada, U.S
The London Free Press (7/21)
A pervasive, toxic chemical used as a fire retardant in thousands of products has made its way to a Canada/U.S. hit list ó and a binational study group is calling on both countries to impose even tighter controls on its use and disposal.

Coastal Centre concerned about plastic pollution in Lake Huron
Owen Sound Sun Times (7/17)
Everyone has a role to play in turning the tide on the growing problem of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. That's the message from Ontario's Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation outreach specialist, who is working to educate people on simple ways to help combat the issue.

Negotiators aim for sale to keep FitzPatrick nuke plant open
The Associated Press (7/13)
Negotiations to save the FitzPatrick nuclear power plant in Oswego, N.Y., from closure by selling it to the operators of a nearby nuclear plant on Lake Ontario are underway.

Advisory board wants U.S. and Canada to do more to reduce flame retardants in the lakes
Michigan Radio (7/12)
The U.S. and Canada have added polybrominated diphenyl ethers to their list of "Chemicals of Mutual Concern."

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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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