Officials Urge Residents To Avoid Huron River Due To Hexavalent Chromium Spill
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy are urging residents in Monroe, Oakland, Livingston, Wayne, and Washtenaw counties to avoid the Huron River after a chemical spill.detroit.cbslocal.com
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.