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Upton Statement on Chemical Spill on the Shores of Lake Michigan

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Washington, April 12, 2017 | Lynn Turner/Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761/269-385-0039) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on the news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responding to a chemical spill at the U.S. Steel facility in Portage, Indiana.

“This must be an all-hands-on-deck effort. If there is one thing that unites us it’s the need to protect our Great Lakes. Any chemical spill so close to Lake Michigan is cause for great concern. As we’ve seen with BP and Flint before, we must ensure clean water for everyone. We have been in contact with the EPA and they’ve assured me they are working hard to contain this spill.” 

You can find more information on this spill from the EPA on their dedicated website HERE.

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