EB I-696 ramp to Couzens Avenue closed ‘indefinitely’ due to investigation, cleanup of green ooze

Eastbound I-696 closed in Madison Heights

Green substance from condemned Madison Heights business oozes onto I-696

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – The eastbound I-696 ramp to Couzens Avenue in Madison Heights has been closed “indefinitely” due to the ongoing investigation and cleanup of green ooze that leaked onto the highway, officials said.

UPDATE: Liquids resembling green ooze on I-696 found in several pits at Detroit building, officials say

Officials with the Michigan Department of Transportation said the ramp will remain closed indefinitely. The right lane of the northbound I-75 ramp to eastbound I-696 will also be closed indefinitely, according to MDOT.

Traffic on westbound I-696 will not be affected, officials said.

The Environmental Protection Agency is 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.


Previous coverage

Green ooze at Commonwealth Industries in Detroit is being tested to see if it's a match to the chemicals found on I-696.
Concerns over green ooze rise
Samples sent to lab to determine how deep chemicals have spread

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