$3.1 million later, EPA to hand over ‘green ooze’ on I-696 cleanup to Michigan

Source: https://www.freep.com/, January 26, 2021
By: Keith Matheny

The site of toxic “green ooze” that emanated onto I-696  in Madison Heights in December 2019 has groundwater no longer showing excessive levels of contaminants, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official said Tuesday — after more than a year of cleanup and $3.1 million in expenditures by the EPA.

The EPA plans to transition control of the Electro-Plating Services contamination site back to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), Tricia Edwards, the EPA on-scene coordinator based in Ann Arbor, said in a virtual meeting updating the status of the cleanup. Read more.

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