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Presentation to cover oil spill prevention, response
Traverse City Record-Eagle (2/7)
Oil transported in and over the Great Lakes is almost bound to spill eventually, Jeanie Williams, lead scientist and education specialist for Inland Seas Education Association, in Mich., said.

Mackinac Straits, Line 5 focus of Coast Guard bill
Petoskey News-Review (2/5)
Great Lakes transportation and oil pipeline safety are key factors in legislation expected to be signed by President Barack Obama in the near future.

Montreal takes steps to prevent more massive sewage dumps into Saint Lawrence
Global News - Montreal (2/4)
The City of Montreal, in Qc., is hoping to use new, intelligent-based technology to improve the flow of sewage through its pipes and stop the overflow of untreated wastewater into the Saint Lawrence River.

New stream created to help stop pollution of creek
Northumbeland Today (2/4)
Pent up water from the headwaters of Brookside Creek burst through a wooden and sand blockade to fill a newly-created stream south west of Grafton, Ont. It's part of a project to stop pollution of the creek near the closed Eagleson landfill site.

Erie County’s microbead ban was far ahead of its time – maybe too far
The Buffalo News (2/3)
In N.Y., the Erie County Legislature was ahead of the game last summer when it passed one of the most stringent laws in the country banning microbeads, which are seen as polluting rivers and lakes. Perhaps a little too far ahead.

Detroit prevents property owner from piling petcoke on riverfront
The Windsor Star (2/3)
Detroit, Mich., has banned a property owner from storing coal- and petroleum-related products such as petcoke on the riverfront west of the Ambassador Bridge.

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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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