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Leaders Seek Remedy For Lake St. Clair Muck

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Lake Saint Clair (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell, File)

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – The results are in from the most recent tests on the stinky “muck” that collected along the Lake St. Clair shoreline a year ago.

Initial tests showed Algae mixed with sewage and storm water runoff, leading to a buildup that trapped dead fish and debris.

Representative Tony Forlini thinks the findings will raise some eyebrows. He said it’s difficult to pinpoint a single source.

“And it’s not any one company. If anything I think it’s us as a human race — a systematic problem that’s been going on, probably since the modern times here in Metro Detroit,” Forlini told WWJ Newsradio 950.

Forlini, who requested additional tests, says quality of life suffers when the lake isn’t healthy.  He said there’s a meet planned in Harrison Township Wednesday to talk about the issue and he hopes the talk will lead to a solution.

“We have to start investing in infrastructure so that we just don’t just spill into the lake,” said Forlini. “The are things that are addressable. Is it going to be 100 percent? Probably not. But can we bring the ball a little farther down the field than we already have? Absolutely we can.”

State environmental officials were  expected to reveal more about the texts results Wednesday night.

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