Metro Detroit ‘green ooze’ prompts Sanilac County investigation

Hearings are being scheduled in the state House Appropriations Committee following the discovery of a potentially contaminated site in Sanilac County’s Marion Township. The property is owned by the same man as the Electro-Plating facility that leaked the green ooze onto I-696 in Oakland County. “The owner of the site is the same person who owned the facility in Madison Heights,” said State Representative Shane Hernandez of Port Huron. “Now that we’re seeing images from the site, we do have serious contamination concerns.” Hernandez says that emergency management from Sanilac County is on site along with officials from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. The site was inspected by state officials in 2017 and no toxic substances were found at that time.