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New York State Fair shipwrecks exhibit
The Great Lakes Signature Exhibit presented by New York Sea Grant and The Great New York State Fair has added new displays and expanded in-water demonstrations. The exhibit is located in and along the reflecting pool at the mini-New York State Park at the fairgrounds. The state fair runs through Sept. 1.


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Nuclear waste dump hearings to start in Kincardine
The Voice (8/28)
Public hearings on a proposed deep geologic repository for low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste near the shore of Lake Huron will begin on Sept. 9 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Kincardine, Ont.

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee to announce anti-nuclear waste initiatives in Bay City
MLive (8/28)
Today, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint, Mich.) will announce a "major" plan to protect the Great Lakes from a proposed nuclear waste facility on the Canadian shores of Lake Huron.

Plans for south Jefferson waterline build momentum
Watertown Daily Times (8/28)
For homeowners in southwestern Jefferson County, N.Y., many of whom use wells, access to municipal water pumped from Lake Ontario would be a major improvement.

Toledo raises sewer rates to pay for improvements
The Columbus Dispatch (8/28)
Toledo, Ohio, residents who suffered through problems with their tap water this month now will see their sewer rates rise to help pay for a $521 million improvement project required by an agreement with the federal government.

Michigan DNR wants clues about fish that got away
Huron Daily Tribune (8/28)
Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources officials are looking for help in locating a man who allegedly poached a lake sturgeon from Lake Huron Saturday afternoon.

Invasive Phragmites hurting bird population on Leslie St. Spit
Toronto Star (8/28)
The invasive plant Phragmites is threatening habitat for migratory birds on Ontario's Leslie St. Spit in Lake Ontario.

Kincardine natives have been pioneering Great Lakes surfing in the area for over two decades
Owen Sound Sun Times (8/28)
It may not be the first place people imagine when they think of surfing, but Kincardine, Ont., has gained a reputation as a Great Lakes surf mecca.

Lawyer swims 21 miles across Lake St. Clair
The Times Herald (8/27)
Fulfilling her lifelong dream, a Grosse Pointe, Mich., attorney completed a 21-mile swim across Lake St. Clair earlier this month.

MillerCoors to donate $500,000 for South Shore Park cleanup
Milwaukee Business News (8/27)
MillerCoors will donate $500,000 to clean up South Shore Park in Milwaukee, Wis. The project will include migratory bird management, beach clean-up and maintenance, and a beach health and water quality educational kiosk.

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