Michigan environmental officials still recommend people and pets avoid contact with Huron River
Michigan state health and environmental officials are continuing to recommend that people and pets avoid contact with portions of the Huron River.
The recommendation was put into place after industrial chemicals were discharged to the water system from the company Tribar Manufacturing in Wixom more than a week ago. The liquid potentially contained Hexavalent chromium, a known carcinogen that can cause a number of adverse health effects through ingestion, skin contact, or inhalation. You may remember the chemical from the notorious "green ooze" spill on I-96 in early 2020, or from the movie Erin Brockovich.
State officials are asking that people stay away from the Huron River between North Wixom Road in Oakland County and Kensington Road in Livingston County until further notice.