“DETROIT — Groundwater contamination at the former Electro-Plating services facility that was determined to be the source of a green ooze leak last year will be treated by injecting chemicals into the soil and treating the contaminants in place.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state announced a plan on Tuesday to begin the treatment with chemicals next month. Since groundwater naturally migrates through the soil, the chemicals used to treat the pollutants will flow through the injection areas between the Electro-Plating Services building in Madison Heights and the Interstate 696 service drive, according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.
The plan creates a long-term management process that will protect residents and natural resources. The extent of the contamination remains undetermined.”