IMPORTANT(August 12th, 2022): We are pleased to announce the river never experienced harmful contamination as feared and that WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS AGAIN!
“Data MDHHS received on Wednesday from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and reviewed by MDHHS found chromium levels in the river were below levels of concern for effects on human health. The data review found that:
- The amount of hexavalent chromium released into the Huron River was much less than originally thought.
- The release was predominantly trivalent chromium, not hexavalent chromium. Trivalent chromium is a micronutrient that is part of humans’ diet and is far less concerning from a health perspective.
- Hexavalent chromium was not detected in the majority of the surface water samples. The detections in three samples were well below the level that could cause harm.”
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