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Michigan Radio Issues & Ale: Michigan's Pollution Legacy highlights

Thursday, Sept. 12, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Old Dog Tavern
402 E. Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

In many places around the state, the past bubbles to the surface, or oozes underground. The cast offs of Michigan's industrial age are still with us. Cleaning up the pollution left behind by old paper mills, gas companies, and other industries can be a complex and expensive challenge. Where exactly is the pollution? Is it dangerous? Is it worth the cost of cleanup? And who will pay for it? Join us as we talk with experts about Michigan's pollution legacy.

Our panelists will include:

  • Anne Couture, Senior Policy Advisor with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and recent Acting Chief of the DEQ’s Remediation and Redevelopment Division.
  • Charles Ide, PhD, Gwen Frostic Professor of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University and the Director of Great Lakes Environmental and Molecular Sciences Center.
  • Lindsey Smith, Michigan Radio's West Michigan reporter based out of Grand Rapids. Smith has done in-depth reporting on Kalamazoo's legacy pollution, the Enbridge oil spill, the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant, and many other environmental stories.

Hosted by Michigan Radio reporter/producer Mark Brush.
Stop by, have a drink, and join in the discussion. Free Admission!

Issues & Ale is Sponsored by Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan