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Battle over Lake St. Clair dumping in Macomb Co.

Posted at 5:14 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2021-01-14 15:59:42-05

The Flint water crisis has brought a lot of attention to water and contamination throughout the state. In Macomb County, a problem for years is getting new attention from people, including Gov. Rick Snyder.

While it just got on Snyder's radar, Lake St. Clair has been a hot button issue between the Macomb County Executive and the Macomb County Public Works Director.

The lake has been a dump for years, with billions of gallons of pollution including untreated sewage going into the lake because of a lack of infrastructure. 

In the summer, high levels of E-Coli have even closed area beaches.

This has caused Democrat executive Mark Hackel to support Republican Rep. Cnadice Miller who is running for Macomb County Public Works Director.

Watch Jim Kiertzner's story in the video player above.