Radioactive Debris Caves into Detroit River
A collapsed seawall caused 9,000 cubic yards of debris at the Detroit Bulk Storage site to fall into the Detroit River. The site was used during WWII for work on the Manhattan Project and in the 1950s to construct uranium rods. There are several downstream communities that pull drinking water from the river, and Freshwater Future is working to ensure that those communities are able to monitor appropriately in order to protect the people who drink the water.
A large crowd including Freshwater Future staff attended a public meeting last night to learn more about the status. Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Brenda Lawrence were in attendance. Tlaib requested more testing beyond surface water to understand the problem.