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Legislature approves $600,000 to demolish green goo site

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Posted at 4:48 AM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 04:48:44-04

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — State lawmakers have approved $600,000 to help demolish an industrial building that is linked to a spill of green goo along a Detroit-area interstate.

The fate of the Electro-Plating Services site is tied up in litigation in Oakland County court.

Madison Heights City Manager Melissa Marsh says demolition and cleanup could cost more than $1 million.

Electro-Plating Services was shut down by state regulators in 2016 due to mismanagement of industrial waste.

In late December, drivers on Interstate 696 saw a brightly colored goo seeping through a concrete barrier along the shoulder. It apparently migrated through soil.