- Associated Press - Monday, March 30, 2015

GIBRALTAR, Mich. (AP) - Property near a Detroit-area steel plant is expected to be cleaned up under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program.

The EPA announced last week that the DSC McLouth Steel site in Gibraltar was being added to its National Priorities List for cleanup.

The Detroit Free Press reports (https://on.freep.com/1ETVt69 ) that there’s concern that, without cleanup efforts, contamination may run into the Detroit River and Humbug Marsh. The marsh is part of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.

The EPA says the site, not far from a still-operating steel mill, includes treatment lagoons that have contaminated local creeks and drains leading to the river.

The EPA says the state has been managing collection of contaminants at the site since 2008. The Superfund site doesn’t include the current mill.



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Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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