GENESEE COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) – State environmental regulators are blaming a Flint chemical agency for spilling hundreds of gallons of an oily substance into the Flint River this week.
The Michigan Division of Environment, Good Lakes and Power says Lockhart Chemical, which is located at 4302 James P. Cole Blvd. in Flint, is the probably supply of the contamination.
EGLE spokeswoman Jill Greenberg said Lockhart Isn’t claiming obligation for the spill, However The agency is cooperating with officers To Search out out the set off.
“Whereas they Did not take obligation for the spill, they did Adjust to take away an empty to underground containment. So the state is bringing in a vac truck proper now To start out that course of,” Greenberg said Thursday afternoon.
Authorities aren’t constructive precisely how a lot of the substance leaked into the river, however Greenberg confacetrs it probably was hundreds of gallons.
Authorities confacetr they contained the leak on Thursday, however a contamination plume Inside the Flint River extends from the east facet of Flint Greater than 10 miles Inside the Flushing and Montrose areas.
The Genesee County Hazardous Supplies Group positioned absorbent booms throughout the Flint River in a quantity of places To take Inside the oily substance.
Crews have been nonetheless working to decide the substance on Thursday. They are saying It is black and has an oily consistency, However they Might not immediately decide what It is. </…….