Oil-based material that spilled in Flint River came from Lockhart Chemical

Source: https://www.mlive.com/, June 17, 2022

The state says testing has confirmed that a petroleum product released into the Flint River earlier this week came from Lockhart Chemical Co.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy reported its findings in a news release on Friday, June 17, and a spokesman said the agency has not yet identified the product that has been leaking into the river since Wednesday, June 15.

The dark black substance has a petroleum smell with an appearance similar to motor oil, agencies that have responded to the spill have said. Read more.

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