How $1B in federal aid for Great Lakes will clean up 9 areas in Michigan by 2030

Washington — A historic $1 billion for the federal Great Lakes restoration program from the bipartisan infrastructure bill will speed the cleanup of nine damaged areas in Michigan to completion by 2030, officials said Thursday.

The Michigan areas to be cleaned up, including the Detroit, Rouge and Clinton rivers, are among 25 in the lakes region designated as "areas of concern" due to environmental degradation largely caused by industrial pollution, urban development and agriculture runoff.