1928: Michigan’s First Concerted Attempt at Eliminating Pollution

June 29, 2024 all-day

On June 29, 1928, the Michigan Conservation Department and Department of Health launched a joint program of pollution control, the state’s first concerted attempt at eliminating human and industrial waste in Michigan’s lakes and streams. The two departments combined because, under the laws at the time, the conservation department had more power to protect fish from contamination than the health department had to protect people.

Source: Mich-again’s Day

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