Lake Michigan News

Indiana Beaches Closed After Apparent US Steel Plant Spill

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Dunes National Park closed its beaches and a northwest Indiana water utility shut down an intake facility after an orange substance apparently spilled from a U.S. Steel plant into a Lake Michigan tributary, a mayor …

Thunderstorms Cause Damage, Power Outages in Ill. and Wisc.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Strong thunderstorms caused widespread damage across Wisconsin, and left tens of thousands without power in both Wisconsin and Illinois. The severe weather stretched from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan and began Wednesday evening in northwestern Wisconsin. …

Failure to Report Contamination Site Labeled an ‘Oversight’

MADISON, Wis. — A 2015 report identified hazardous substances on the site of the Sheboygan Municipal Armory near Lake Michigan, but contamination was only recently reported to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at the request of state environmental regulators. …

Enbridge Says Gap Opens Beneath Great Lakes Oil Pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Erosion has created a gap beneath an oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes channel that’s wider than allowed under an agreement with the state of Michigan, oil transport company Enbridge Inc. said Wednesday. The Canadian …

Blast at BP Refinery in Indiana Sparks Fire, Shakes Homes

An explosion at a BP oil refinery in Indiana rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn’t cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said. The explosion at …