State Rep. Joe Bellino today visited the site of an ongoing Huron River oil leak in Flat Rock.
According to reports, an underground storage tank full of fuel oil was found buried at a Wayne County steel factory in Flat Rock, just north of Monroe. Neither the steel factory nor the state of Michigan had prior knowledge of the fuel tank.
“This is an extremely dangerous matter,” said Bellino, of Monroe. “I personally visited the leak in Flat Rock, and spoke with the director of our state Environment, Great Lakes and Energy department Liesl Clark to ensure their department is remedying the situation in a swift manner.”
Parks in the area along the river have been closed due to the situation, as environmental consultants and contractors hired by the steel company have been collecting the leaked oil with containment booms and vacuums.
“Steps are being taken to clean up this mess as fast as possible,” Bellino said. “I will continue to monitor this situation until the matter gets resolved.”
State Rep. Joe Bellino and Sen. Dale Zorn today announced the Port of Monroe, and the Arthur Lesow Community Center (ALCC) in Monroe will receive nearly $13 million in funding as part of the final budget proposal approved today by the Legislature.
State Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe, today released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court struck down a New York law requiring citizens to show ‘proper cause’ for seeking a concealed carry license: