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S.S. Badger Sets Sail For the First Time this Season

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The S.S Badger is sailing once again.

The carferry began it's sailing season this morning at the dock in Ludington.

Around 100 passengers made the journey to Manitowac, Wisconsin, along with truckers hauling parts for wind turbines.

The vessel should be docking again around 7:00 tonight in Ludington.

After an uncertain future, the Environmental Protection Agency agreed to let the Badger continue dumping ash waste into Lake Michigan for 2 more years while figuring out a new system to store it on board, then dispose of it on land.

The courts have yet to decide whether to accept the agreement.