EPA to review Michigan approvals for industrial plants in Flint, Detroit
Advocates filed the complaints with the EPA Civil Rights Compliance Office last year, claiming the state permit approvals violate the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It does not constitute an assessment as to the veracity of the allegations or represent a conclusion as to whether any civil rights violation has occurred,” the agency wrote. Leonard said such civil rights investigations can take years but could be forestalled though either an informal settlement or a formal dispute resolution process. The state has an obligation to do so under federal civil rights law, he argued. Leonard said advocates were “largely ignored” in the Stellantis review, but EGLE disagreed with conclusions about cumulative impacts in Flint.mlive.com
Discovery of green substance on I-696 leads to multi-county contamination investigation
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – The discovery of a green substance seeping onto I-696 in Madison Heights last month led to an investigation into just how far contamination may have spread. MORE: Cyanide, other contaminants found near condemned Madison Heights businessIt was oozing from the embankment. According to the EGLE, the “release likely contributed contaminants to the storm sewer system before it was discovered.”A green substance oozes onto I-696 in Madison Heights. Investigators can’t speculate how long the Madison Heights site has been leaking. READ: Could the man responsible for contamination at Madison Heights site have also done it elsewhere?