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Michigan Legislators Want More EPA Help for Green Slime Cleanup

Jan. 9, 2020, 8:11 PM

Michigan politicians are asking for more U.S. EPA help to clean up an “unprecedented” basement dump site at a defunct electroplating plant that leaked green slime onto a Detroit-area highway in late December.

Michigan’s regulators need more information from the Environmental Protection Agency about federal testing, spread of chemicals, and whether the agency would reconsider designating the Madison Heights, Mich., area as a Superfund site, Sen. Gary Peters (D), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D), Rep. Andrew Levin (D), and Rep. Paul Mitchell (R) said in a Jan. 9 letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.

The request involves the old Electro-Plating Services...

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