Oil spills in Lake Huron

DEQ says unlikely to get into Saginaw Bay


PORT HURON — A barge has sunk in Lake Huron, spilling fuel oil into the lake, according to a report from CBS Detroit.

The report said thousands of gallons of oil have been spilled into the water. According to Chris Hare, air quality director for the Bay City district of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the U.S. Coast Guard is on site, and the DEQ is currently awaiting word whether or not their assistance would be needed to contain and clean up the spill.

Hare did not believe the spill would threaten the waters in the Saginaw Bay.

“It’s way off in Lake Huron,” Hare said. “With the currents and the wake, it would most likely go south.”

Details are still forthcoming on the spill, Hare said.



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