Paper manufacturer sued by Michigan AG for release of PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ in St. Clair County
The Michigan Department of Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against a paper manufacturer over the release of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals,” from its manufacturing processes.
Violation issued for landowner in seawall collapse along Detroit River, 2 years after similar incident
Landowners are under fire once again after part of a seawall collapsed along the Detroit River last month, spilling contaminated soil into the water exactly two years after a nearly-identical incident occurred at the same site.
Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken Meal products recalled after plastic found in meal
Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken Meal products produced and packaged on September 2, 2020 have been recalled. The FDA reported Saturday Nestlé is recalling approximately 92,206 pounds of LEAN CUISINE Baked Chicken meal products after the company received multiple consumer complaints involving hard white plastic found in the products. The company believes pieces of a plastic conveyor belt that broke during production could be the cause. The baked chicken meal products were produced and packaged on September 2, 2020. (244g) carton trays of “LEAN CUISINE Baked Chicken, white meat chicken with stuffing, red skin mashed potatoes and gravy” with a lot code of 0246595911 and “Best Before” date of October 2021.
Updated: More than 200 hand sanitizers listed on FDA’s ‘do-not-use’ list
The FDA has expanded its ‘do-not-use’ list for hand sanitizers, which now includes more than 200 products. Check the FDA’s Do-Not-Use ListBefore you buy hand sanitizer or use hand sanitizer you have at home, the FDA recommends checking our do-not-use list at www.fda.gov/handsanitizerlist. How to Search FDA’s Hand Sanitizer Do-Not-Use ListGo to www.fda.gov/handsanitizerlistClick or tap on the red button that says, “Hand sanitizers consumers should not use.”Scroll down the page to the search box at the top of the do-not-use list. If Your Hand Sanitizer Is on the Do-Not-Use ListIf you have a hand sanitizer on the do-not-use list, or one made by a manufacturer on the list, stop using it immediately. Full list of do-not-use hand sanitizers (as of Oct. 14, 2020)
ALDI recalls packaged peaches due to possible Salmonella contamination
ALDI is recalling assorted peaches received from its supplier Wawona Packing Company due to possible Salmonella contamination. According to the FDA, ALDI has removed the affected peaches from select ALDI stores in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Here are the affected products and UPC codes:Product Packaging UPC Code Select Stores in These Affected States Wawona Peaches 2 lb. Customers with additional questions can contact Wawona Packing Company LLC Customer Service at 1-877-722-7554. Related: Recall expands for onions linked to Salmonella outbreak; 44 cases in Michigan
Court battle over toxic ooze site in Metro Detroit turns heated
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. Gary Sayers, the owner of the toxic green ooze site in Madison Heights, is in a legal battle over the possible demolition of the property. The city wants the building demolished, but Sayers has been fighting it every step of the way. Sayers and his attorney have been fighting the city in hopes of preventing his building being demolished. City attorneys argued Wednesday the site is a danger and its all because of Sayers. The judge sided with the prosecutor, but legal experts predict Sayers will try to stall as long as possible.
Owner of toxic green ooze site in new legal battle over Detroit property
DETROIT Gary Sayers, the owner of the toxic green ooze site in Madison Heights, is now in a legal battle over possible contamination at his property in Detroit. MORE: Photos, records show Madison Heights building at center of toxic ooze case has been unsafe for yearsSayers just got out of prison. Last year, a Madison Heights building owned by Sayers leaked toxic green ooze onto a roadway. Officials want his Detroit property cleaned up so they can test to see if contamination has spread into the ground. Protecting the environment and public health remains a top priority.Sayers has also been working to block the demolition of his Madison Heights building.
Violations persist at Detroit River seawall collapse site
DETROIT Revere Dock was busted months ago after a dock collapsed into the Detroit River leaving a huge hole. The Revere Dock collapsed in November, spilling contaminated soil into the Detroit River. Revere Dock said if their plan is approved, it would take about six months to complete. Officials with the city of Detroit said the company has paid $63,000 to resolve the outstanding violations. Detroit Bulk Storage, who leases the land, still owes the city $62,790.
Crews continue to clean toxic green ooze on I-696 amid pandemic
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, crews are still working on cleaning up the toxic green ooze that leaked onto I-696. Since the pandemic began, new precautions were put in place to make sure those working to clean up the ooze were safe at all times. The legal battle between Madison Heights and Sayers is ongoing. In November 2019, Sayers was sentenced to a year and a day in prison after he pleaded guilty to storing hazardous waste without a permit. At Electro-Plating Services, inspectors found an estimated 5,000 containers of hazardous waste and materials that were improperly stored, unlabeled, open and corroded or in very poor condition.
New concerns raised about contaminated site in Madison Heights
New concerns raised about contaminated site in Madison HeightsPublished: January 13, 2020, 11:09 pmThe city of Madison Heights has already condemned Electro-Plating Services on 10 Mile Road and is asking an Oakland County judge to force the owner, Gary Sayers, to tear it down and clean up the land.
Officials suspect Detroit building contains same chemical found on I-696
Officials suspect Detroit building contains same chemical found on I-696Published: January 10, 2020, 11:12 pmA substance discovered Friday in a Detroit building will be tested because officials believe it is the same chemical found on I-696 in Madison Heights last month.
Substance that looks like green ooze found on I-696 discovered in Detroit building
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – A substance that looks like the one found on I-696 in Madison Heights last month was discovered in a Detroit building Friday. Sayers owned the now-condemned Electro-Plating Services in Madison Heights. The pits had a substance that resembles the green ooze on I-696. In the meantime, the Environmental Protection Agency is currently evaluating test results of water and soil samples taken from near Electro-Plating Services. Test results from inside the building revealed high levels of PFOS.
Could the man responsible for contamination at Madison Heights site have also done it elsewhere?
Could the man responsible for contamination at Madison Heights site have also done it elsewhere? Published: January 3, 2020, 11:17 pmThe Environmental Protection Agency was at the now-condemned Electro-Plating Services in Madison Heights collecting more soil samples.