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Genessee County shuts down HAZMAT team

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MLive's Ron Fonger is reporting that Genesee County has shut down its hazardous materials response team. 

This comes as state officials are investigating potential problems with the unit.

It will be the first time the county has been without a HAZMAT team in over 10 years.  Now other counties will be asked to provide assistance when there's a hazardous materials emergency.Michigan's Occupational Safety & Health Administration is investigating whether the team's 28 members have had the required physical exams and if their breathing equipment has been tested to insure it fits properly.

Sheriff Robert Pickell's emergency management division administers the hazmat program. He says the team doesn't have the money to pay for physicals.

- Chris Zollars, Michigan Radio Newsroom

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