Detroit Ooze Cleanup: EPA Collects Thousands of Gallons of Waste
In this update, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has collected thousands of gallons of waste from a contaminated site in Detroit.
Green ooze spilled onto the highway in Madison Heights around two weeks ago.
Investigators say it came from the closed business known as Electro-Plating Services.
The company was ordered to shut down back in 2016.
Its owner was sentenced to a year in federal prison for illegally storing hazardous waste.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy says the chemical is not a threat to drinking water or air quality.
The EPA has removed 11,000 gallons of water from the industrial site.