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Radioactive site collapse in Detroit River

Detroit
Posted at 10:02 AM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 10:02:23-05

DETROIT, Mich. — A collapse at a possibly radioactive site in Detroit has Detroit residents and Canadians on edge.

A dock at the former Revere Copper site collapsed last week into the Detroit river. The site used to have radioactive contamination from its days as a former military munition site.

Officials said the site is still highly rated for further contamination.

Canadian lawmakers worry that the collapse could have an effect on the 40 million people, both in Canada and the U.S., that depend on the Great Lakes for drinking water.

Officials are currently checking for contaminants that may be in the water, but samples taken from the river last spring showed no evidence of uranium or other toxic levels.

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