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.