Michigan's Adventure granted permit to discharge more sewage

Posted Thursday, April 7, 2016 8:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit allowing Michigan's Adventure to increase the amount of sewage it treats and releases into the groundwater by up to 10 times the current limit.

Read more from The Muskegon Chronicle.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 8:33 AM

Who says Michigan's Adventure never gets anything new?

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 8:34 AM

I had to park mid-sewer.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 9:07 AM

This just adds to T-R's argument that MA gets nothing but crap.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 9:23 AM

Andy Dufresne is the new park GM?

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 11:05 AM

Which park relocated their sewage to MA?

Last edited by Thabto, Thursday, April 7, 2016 11:06 AM
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Thursday, April 7, 2016 11:22 AM

Does Thunderhawk count?

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:26 PM

They bought the sewage discharge facility to close it.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 1:18 PM

rollergator said:

Andy Dufresne is the new park GM?

He had to go pinch a loaf.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 6:24 PM

If they needed more sewage...

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Friday, April 8, 2016 9:41 AM

I already booked my flight, hopefully the sewage treatment will be ready in time.

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Friday, April 8, 2016 12:41 PM

I had heard that local people were trying to block MA from getting this permit. I suggested that it is not the park's fault that they can get a permit to dump sewage. If anything it is the state of Michigan who should never allow dumping permits that allow ANY business to dump sewage into our lakes no matter what kind of business it is.

For those of you who don't know, the sewage they are dumping leads into a creek, that feeds into Duck lake, and eventually ends up in Lake Michigan. That trip is only 5 miles.So, before you start making jokes, consider the impact this might have on the areas drinking water. I kind of figured that money would prevail.

Another note: Obviously the state has learned nothing from Flints water crisis. And our crap for brains Governor, could most likely care less.

I don't think this is funny at all.

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Friday, April 8, 2016 1:18 PM

Well thankfully you don't think for the rest of us (and humanity).

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Friday, April 8, 2016 1:54 PM

I'm shocked at the statement that something, anything, is not the park's fault.
I may have to lie down.

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Friday, April 8, 2016 2:02 PM

None of what he just said is true. What he "heard" could be read in the article. What is actually happening, processing sewage on-site over time then releasing it, is not randomly dumping it into a creek. It is, however, exactly the same thing that would happen if it was piped to a county facility to do the same thing.

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Friday, April 8, 2016 2:27 PM

And comparing ^that^ to what happened in Flint is pure ass-hattery.

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Friday, April 8, 2016 6:39 PM

There's never a wrong time to reference Mel Brooks....

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Friday, April 15, 2016 2:29 PM

You are correct Jeff. But, I never said they were dumping raw sewage into a creek. I was suggesting that the system overflow goes into a creek, then to Duck lake and into Lake Michigan. And the information I received was from a petition that was going around on facebook.

Also, either way the park decided to go with their sewage, it would have been not good for the local community. Most of the sewer system in that area is residential, as their are no other businesses near MA, with the exception of the new RV park across the road from them. I would be curious as to what system they are using. I would bet that it's just a drain field.

And, the reason I commented on Flints water system, is because it was the state of Michigan through governor Snyder's new goon squads, that switched Flints water system to draw water directly from the flint river. If his people had not done that, there would be no water crisis in Flint. in other words someone at state level has to make a decision on what is going to happen to our drinking water. And, money usually prevails.

Grand Rapids (The city not the ride) is supposed to have a great sewage system. yet, every time it rains sewage ends up in the Grand River, also in the spring when there is a quick snow melt. When this happens the city tells residents not to drink the water, or tells residents to boil their water if they are going to drink it. Grand Rapids City water comes from Lake Michigan. In fact, a lot of west coast cities in Michigan get there water from Lake Michigan. Which is why some people were worried about this permit. Enough stuff ends up there already.

If you don't know the sewer system that people wanted MA to tap into goes to Muskegon. And, as far as I am concerned it would be even worse, because the treatment plant is even closer to Lake Michigan than MA is. When you drive south towards Muskegon on a hot day on the highway, take a wiff of the air. That's paper mill and sewage you are smelling.

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Friday, April 15, 2016 2:47 PM

Timber-Rider said:

... I never said they were dumping raw sewage into a creek. I was suggesting that the system overflow goes into a creek, then to Duck lake and into Lake Michigan.

Six of one, half a dozen of another. If you're suggesting overflow goes into a creek, you are indeed saying raw sewage is getting dumped into a creek.

And the information I received was from a petition that was going around on facebook.

A Facebook petition... there's a reliable source of information.

Grand Rapids (The city not the ride) is supposed to have a great sewage system. yet, every time it rains sewage ends up in the Grand River, also in the spring when there is a quick snow melt. When this happens the city tells residents not to drink the water, or tells residents to boil their water if they are going to drink it.

In the many, many years I lived in Grand Rapids, I never once was told to boil water before drinking.

Grand Rapids City water comes from Lake Michigan. In fact, a lot of west coast cities in Michigan get there water from Lake Michigan.

And a lot of Michigan east coast cities get their water from Lake Huron. Your point?

...because the treatment plant is even closer to Lake Michigan than MA is.

What does distance have to do with it?

When you drive south towards Muskegon on a hot day on the highway, take a wiff of the air. That's paper mill and sewage you are smelling.

I've smelled that smell. That's paper mill you're smelling. No sewage involved.

Last edited by slithernoggin, Friday, April 15, 2016 2:51 PM
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Friday, April 29, 2016 6:16 PM

http://www.wzzm13.com/mb/news/local/muskegon/michigans-adventure-cl.../160072418

No doubt that the "future expansion" justification would play into it. Just makes sense

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