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What's New
Leak from nuclear waste site would be diluted: Experts
The Toronto Star (4/22)
The “immense” waters of the Great Lakes will greatly dilute any radiation-bearing water that might leak from a proposed nuclear waste site on Lake Huron, says an expert group.

Trash frozen to the ground during winter making its way into Lake Michigan, rivers
Fox 6 Now Milwaukee (4/22)
Now that the ice and snow are melting, the trash that was frozen to the ground all winter is slowly making its way into Lake Michigan.

Ohio joins the growing campaign vs. microbeads in personal-care products
WKSU Public Radio (4/21)
At the same time environmentalists are worried about big fish breaching into Lake Erie, they’re increasingly concerned about tiny particles called microbeads heading for the Great Lakes as well.

Ludington carferry invests in new technology
Grand Rapids Business Journal (4/18)
Lake Michigan Carferry Inc., owners of the S.S. Badger in Ludington, have announced that installation of the first phase of a new combustion control technology will be completed before the start of the 2014 sailing season.

Lawmaker moves to ban microbeads linked to lake pollution
WGN-TV - Chicago, IL (4/16)
A new bill in the Illinois legislature could make some personal care products illegal because they contain microbeads.

Thaw stirs up oil spilled in Lac-Mégantic derailment
The Montreal Gazette (4/16)
The spring thaw has stirred up crude oil in the Chaudière River that spilled in the Lac-Mégantic, Que., derailment last summer, prompting two towns along the river to use alternate sources of drinking water.

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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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