Huron River Contactless Recommendation Extension

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – The no-contact advisory for the Huron River issued Wednesday was extended Saturday until further notice.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy extended the recommendation on Saturday after examining water samples.

Background: Residents have been warned to avoid contact with Huron River in Livingston, Oakland Counties

Livingston County was included in the expanded recommendations.

The river was deemed contaminated after a factory released a carcinogenic chemical into a sewage treatment plant that fed the river system.

The state health department says you and your pets should stay away from the river between Kensington Road in Livingston County and North Wixom Road in Oakland County.

Health officials said there were no drinking water hazards in the area. They also said you shouldn’t use the river to water your lawn or garden or eat system fish.

For the section of the Huron River described above:

  • Do not swim, wade, play or drink water directly from the Huron River.
  • Do not water your plants or lawn with water from the Huron River.
  • Do not eat fish caught in this section of the Huron River. A do not eat advisory for PFOS is already in effect.


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