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Candice Miller blasts EGLE over sewage overflows

Researchers tested sewage across Europe, including in Germany, where this treatment plant is located, for bacteria with resistance to antibiotics.
Researchers tested sewage across Europe, including in Germany, where this treatment plant is located, for bacteria with resistance to antibiotics.

Macomb County’s Public Works commissioner is feuding with state environmental regulators over water protection.

This is after the state denied a permit request. Macomb Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller wants to fix water systems that allow water and sewage to overflow during heavy rainfalls. “It’s not a good thing, And, you know, we are the Great Lakes State.”

But Hugh McDiarmid with the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy says the project would not have hit that goal.

“The implication that we can flip a switch and do something with these is a little bit short-sighted.”

This follows a Wayne State University and University of Florida study found pesticides and prescription drugs in samples taken from waterways connected to the Great Lakes.