Michigan, US Conservation Group Files New Challenge To Nestle Water Extraction

7 Jun 2018 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

A permit allowing Nestle to boost the amount of groundwater it pumps in the US state of Michigan has been formally challenged. The Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) filed a May 31 petition to contest the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) permit in state court.MCWC, which previously sued Nestle over its water withdrawals in Michigan, claims the state did not follow the law when it conditionally approved Nestle's bid to withdrawal more water from a well drawing from a spring aquifer in Osceola County.The water withdrawal increase from 250 gallons a minute to 400 gallons a minute is part of a $36 Million USD expansion of Nestle’s Ice Mountain bottled water facility in the county...

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