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Health Department
Health and Community Services
43525 Elizabeth Road, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5235

Contact: Scott Turske

Phone: 586-469-6065

Email: Scott.Turske@macombgov.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 23, 2020

Macomb County Health Department confirms results of unknown matter that washed up on the shore of Lake St. Clair

On January 21, 2020, the Macomb County Health Department responded to residents’ concerns of unknown matter that washed up on the shoreline of Lake St. Clair. The Health Department collected samples and is providing the following update:

Based on laboratory and visual analysis, the substance is decaying filamentous algae with E. coli counts that present no imminent public health hazard and are not indicative of raw sewage.

About the Macomb County Health Department
In partnership with the communities we serve, the mission of the Macomb County Health Department is to protect the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Macomb County. We pursue our mission by providing a wide range of programs and services that are delivered by Environmental Health Services, Family Health Services, Community Health Planning and Promotion, and our Disease Prevention and Control program. For more information, visit: https://health.macombgov.org/Health- Home.

 

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43525 Elizabeth Road, Mount Clemens, MI, 48043

http://health.macombgov.org/

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