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House Appropriations Committee holds 'green ooze' hearing

Posted at 2:23 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 19:51:29-05

(WXYZ) — The Michigan State House Appropriations Committee held a hearing Wednesday in connection to the state's response to the environmental contamination that culminated in the 'green ooze' that leaked onto I-696.

The hearing was set to discuss the state response and communication related to both the I-696 contamination, as well as the response at properties connected to Gary Sayers in both Detroit and Sanilac County.

Several state and local officials testified, including the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy Director Liesl Clark, Oakland County Executive David Coulter and Kathy Forzley, the director of health and human services for Oakland County.

“Oakland County stands ready to work with the City of Madison Heights on options for the demolition that must occur before the site can be fully cleaned up,” Coulter said in his testimony.