Landfill Capacity and Ballast Water Treatment Headline Latest Issue of MichiganScience

Also, leading Michigan professor of microbiology explains human papillomavirus vaccine for cervical cancer

For Immediate Release
Feb. 1, 2007
Contact: Diane S. Katz
Director of Science, Environment & Technology

MIDLAND — As the state Legislature debates new waste disposal regulations and as Michigan becomes the first state to regulate ballast water from oceangoing vessels, the latest issue of MichiganScience examines both the current state of Michigan landfill operations and the technological issues involved in treatment of ballast water. Also appearing in the latest MichiganScience is a report by a professor at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics at Wayne State University on a cervical cancer vaccine, a treatment that would be mandated for all young women in Michigan under proposed state legislation.

Other features in this issue of MichiganScience include an article on middle school and high school science fairs, the work of award-winning cartoonist Henry Payne, and a forecast of legislative debates by Russ Harding, the Mackinac Center’s senior environmental policy analyst and a former director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

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