Test results found ‘low presence’ of chemical spilled into Huron River


(TNZT DETROIT) — Concerns continue to grow over a chemical spilled into the Huron River system earlier this week.

On Friday, water samples from the Hubbell Pond area in Milford showed low levels of the chemical hexavalent chromium.

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Test results from samples taken earlier this week from other areas found no presence of the chemical.

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Tribar, a Wixom-based auto supplier, is under a cease and desist order as state and local officials investigate the cause of the spill.

A water advice remains in effect.

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“As additional water test results are received, MDHHS may expand this recommendation to other parts of the Huron River,” said a press release from Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

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Meredith Dickerson, who protested outside Tribar on Friday, said she hopes the company will be held responsible for the spill.

“I don’t see how the company can operate responsibly unless this company has undergone a major overhaul,” she said.

For more information about the spill, click on this link here.

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