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Anyone smelling a chemical-like odor is urged to contact the Flat Rock Fire Department at 734-782-2496 and dial 0. Anyone requiring assistance with evacuation and / or relocation is urged call the Flat Rock hotline at 734-782-2455. , ext. 6.
PLAT ROCK, Mich. – On Wednesday, September 15, officials announced that projections from the sanitary sewers in Flat Rock showed the gasoline had been cleaned up.
Read: Authorities say Flat Rock’s sanitary systems were stripped of gasoline after leak triggered evacuations
Environmental Protection Agency officials always test the air quality. Mayor Mark Hammond said it will be weeks before the families of the nearly 1,100 evacuated homes can return safely.
Families were displaced after the detection of benzene in the health system. Ford, which has admitted responsibility for the leak at its Flat Rock assembly plant, said it would send checks for $ 500 each to each household in Zones 1 and 2 to help cover costs. Residents can continue to get help with hotels by calling 734-782-2455, option 6.
Additionally, Ford Motor Company has set up a website to provide information regarding the response to the leak. It can be found here.
Daily EPA Updates on the answer can be found on his official website here.
Updates from the Michigan Department of the Environment, Great Lakes and Energy to find on his site here.
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