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green ooze
Michigan Dept. of Transportation

On December 20, a neon green slime was discovered leaking onto I-696 in Madison Heights. 

State seeks citizens to join PFAS workgroup

Aug 5, 2019
PFAS foam along the Huron River.
Lester Graham / Michigan Radio

State officials are seeking members for a citizen advisory workgroup to advise the state on chemical contamination.

PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl substances, are a family of chemicals that have been found across the state and are linked to health problems including cancer.

The Citizen Advisory Workgroup would work as a liaison between communities impacted by contamination and the state.

The Flint water treatment plant
Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Some of the state workers indicted as part of the Flint water crisis investigation may soon return to work.

Last week, state prosecutors dismissed charges against eight current and former government officials as they begin to reassess the investigation.