Investigation continues of Marion Township site

A Marion Township site connected to green ooze incident on I-696 in Madison Heights is still being investigated. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy issued a news release Wednesday detailing a partial test results for the Marion Township property on Loree Road. It said initial soil and water testing did not show contaminants from the Sayers’ owned Electro-Plating Services site in Madison Heights that were dumped in Marion Township. A surface water test for a creek on the Marion Township property showed no detectable levels of volatile organic compounds or heavy metals that exceed surface water quality criteria, according to the press release. Ground-penetrating radar will be used to see if chemicals or other waste have been buried at the Marion Township site. Water samples from two drinking wells across the street from the site have been taken, with results expected in about two weeks. On Wednesday, local officials made statements expressing frustration with the EGLE’s communication including Michigan House Rep. Shane Hernandez who said EGLE officials were not “properly communicating with Sanilac County emergency response officials and residents” about work around the Marion Township site.