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U.P. county makes Michigan Dirty Dozen list

Wednesday, May 11, 2011   (0 Comments)
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GOGEBIC COUNTY -- An Upper Peninsula county is in the State if Michigan's Dirty Dozen list for dumping sewage into the State's rivers, lakes or streams.


According to an analysis by the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, Gogebic County came in at number 11, with 5.3 million gallons dumped.


The sewer discharges happened when their aging system was flooded by heavy rain.


One of the worst occurances happened on April 9, when Wakefield dumped 2.9 million gallons of raw or partially treated sewage into Planter Creek.


The number one county is Wayne County at 13.4 billion gallons of sewage allowed to flow into waterways.

Here is a complete list of the Dirty Dozen counties.


1. Wayne County  -  13.4 billion gallons
2. Macomb County  -  1.04 billion gallons
3. Bay County  -  88.3 million gallons
4. Ingham County  -  75.4 million gallons
5. Saginaw County  -  63 million gallons
6. Kent County  -  50 million gallons
7. Genesee County  -  32.2 million gallons
8. Oakland County  -  25.7 million gallons
9. Monroe County  -  14.6 million gallons
10. St. Clair County  -  7.7 million gallons
11. Gogebic County  -  5.3 million gallons
12. Lapeer County  -  4.9 million gallons

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