IPP Inspection Shows Warren Drains Safe, No Contamination from I696 ‘Green Goo’


Great news Warren residents as our IPP inspectors checked out all of our drains in the city, that could possibly be contaminated with green goo on 696, and the result is NO contamination! Our Industrial Pre-Treatment Program* inspectors headed by Ted Landway tested all storm drains connected to 696 and found NO POLLUTION from the spill in Madison Heights. I emphasize they checked all drains in Warren connected to 696 and found no contamination. We also closely monitor 4 businesses that use hexavalent.

This hexavalent is used in industry for the chrome plating on our cars. Many industries are starting to switch to a fake paint which gives the same appearance. The state of Michigan should mandate that hexavalent be discontinued and the use of fake paint be used as a replacement.

I’m also very impressed with the effort and expertise that Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller has demonstrated in her effort to protect Macomb County from this highly toxic ooze in Oakland County.

Note: I want to highly commend Warren Waste Treatment Director Bryan Clor for his effort at immediately inspecting all of the drains in the Warren area to make sure we in Warren are safe!

*We are one of the first cities to have this IPP inspection program!

Sincerely,

Mayor James R. Fouts
City of Warren
One City Square- Suite 215
Warren, MI 48093-6726
586-574-4520
mayor@cityofwarren.org
www.cityofwarren.org