Another Chemical Spills Into the Flint River

The Genesee County Health Department and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy have been notified of a chemical spill into the Flint River, the third such spill this year.

Around 11:40 A.M. Tuesday, an oily like substance was reported on the river in the area of James P. Cole Boulevard and Merrill Street near the former Buick City industrial complex in Flint. Michigan Spill Response, the Flint Fire Department, Sewer Department and Genesee County Hazardous Materials Team all responded to the area, placing three booms across the river to contain the spill.

Officials are investigating from where the spill orginated and how much of the chemical has leaked into the water.