- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Officials say booms have prevented a suburban Detroit industrial fluid spill from reaching the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair.

Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller said Tuesday she expected the spill into the Teske Drain in Clinton Township to be cleaned up later that day but seven booms and other absorbent materials will remain on the drain for the time being.

She says the spill resulted from an Aug. 4 fire at Complete Prototype Services in Fraser, where water from a fire suppression system forced about 6,000 gallons of oil and hydraulic fluid from catch basins and into storm drains that flow into the Teske Drain.

County Commission Chairman Bob Smith praised residents who noticed a sheen on the water and the smell of oil and called authorities.

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