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Radioactive uranium site collapses into Detroit River, putting drinking water at risk

Michigan’s drinking water woes are poised to get even worse as officials recently confirmed that a property in Detroit that was contaminated with dangerous chemicals including uranium collapsed into the Detroit River on November 26. The Detroit Dock site collapsed as heavy aggregate piles were stored there over Thanksgiving weekend. Situated at 5851 West Jefferson, the property was once home to Revere Copper & Brass, who were subcontracted under the Manhattan Project and tasked with building the first atomic bomb in the 1940s. In the 1950s, the company built uranium rods used for nuclear bomb development. The site has been listed by the EPA and the Department of Energy as a contaminated site. Read more....

 

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