State and feds announce new way to combat ‘green slime’ still flowing in Madison Heights

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Madison Heights still isn’t rid of the notorious “green slime” — a gusher of pollution so named after motorists in December spotted it sluicing onto the shoulder of eastbound I-696 in Oakland County. 

Hoping to cut the ongoing cost of keeping the pollution from flowing into Lake St. Clair, state and federal authorities said Tuesday they’ll try a new approach at the site of the former plating factory.

Instead of collecting, pumping and trucking away the toxic soup of chemicals that gushes after heavy rains, technicians will start this month injecting into the ground other chemicals to neutralize the toxic brew flowing from a former chrome-plating factory.

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