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GM and Red Run / Clinton River

June 27, 2012

On December 13, 1944, Alfred P. Sloan, Charles Kettering and
the Board of Directors from General Motors chose a 326-acre site
of farmland in Warren, Michigan for the GM Tech Center.

Original designs involved a 22 acre lake that contained four islands
with 5 groups of connected buildings via the firm of Saarinen and Swanson.
Groundbreaking took place on October 23, 1945.
http://www.docomomo-us.org/register/fiche/general_motors_technical_center

You can see the site of the lake in this old aerial photograph from 1949:
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/61129002

General Motors Warren

General Motors Warren

Some people may remember the March 8, 2011 article concerning
sanitary sewer testing at the GM Technical Center using green dye
and checking releases into the Bear Creek.
Dangerously high levels of raw sewage were detected
in areas of the stream .
http://theoaklandpress.com/articles/2011/03/08/news/doc4d76345facff9050643801.txt

Bear Creek has had prior pollution issues which flow into the Red Run and on
into the Clinton River, all of which eventually flows to Lake St. Clair.
People easily forget fish swim downstream, thru contaminants,
within the Clinton River on their way out to Lake St. Clair.

~~~ CLICK on the maps for larger, more detailed viewing ~~~~~~~

GM Lake Warren Michigan

GM Lake Warren Michigan

GM Red Run Clinton River Lake St Clair

GM Red Run Clinton River Lake St Clair

Incident Report # 963158
INCIDENT DESCRIPTION
*Report taken at 14:28 on 27-DEC-10

Incident Type: FIXED
Incident Cause: UNKNOWN
Affected Area: BEAR CREEK
The incident was discovered on 27-DEC-10 at 12:30 local time.

Affected Medium: WATER BEAR CREEK
_____________________________________________________
SUSPECTED RESPONSIBLE PARTY
Organization: GENERAL MOTORS
WARREN, MI 48091
Type of Organization: PRIVATE ENTERPRISE
_____________________________________________________
INCIDENT LOCATION
23500 MOUND RD County: MACOMB
City: WARREN State: MI Zip: 48091
____________________________________________________
RELEASED MATERIAL(S)
CHRIS Code: OTH Official Material Name: OTHER OIL
Also Known As: MACHINING COOLANT
Qty Released: UNKNOWN AMOUNT Qty in Water: UNKNOWN AMOUNT
____________________________________________________________________________
DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT
CALLER REPORTED A DISCHARGE OF MACHINING COOLANT INTO THEIR STORM WATER SYSTEM
____________________________________________________________________________
INCIDENT DETAILS
Package: N/A
Building ID:
Type of Fixed Object: MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Power Generating Facility: UNKNOWN
Generating Capacity:
Type of Fuel:
NPDES:
NPDES Compliance: UNKNOWN
—SHEEN INFORMATION—
Sheen Color: WHITISH
Sheen Odor Description:
Sheen Travel Direction:
Sheen Size Length:
Sheen Size Width:
—WATER INFORMATION—
Body of Water: BEAR CREEK
Tributary of:
Nearest River Mile Marker:
Water Supply Contaminated: UNKNOWN
________________________________________________
DAMAGES
Fire Involved: NO Fire Extinguished: UNKNOWN
Passengers Transferred: NO
Environmental Impact: UNKNOWN
Media Interest: Community Impact due to Material:
____________________________________________________
REMEDIAL ACTIONS
INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY
Release Secured: YES
Release Rate:
Estimated Release Duration:
_____________________________________________________
WEATHER
Weather: PARTLY CLOUDY, 29ºF
_____________________________________________________
ADDITIONAL AGENCIES NOTIFIED
Federal: 911
State/Local: NONE
State/Local On Scene: NONE
State Agency Number: NONE
______________________________________________________
NOTIFICATIONS BY NRC
ATLANTIC STRIKE TEAM (MAIN OFFICE)
27-DEC-10 14:37
DHS NOC (NOC)
27-DEC-10 14:37
CG INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE DETROIT (RESIDENT AGENT OFFICE, DETROIT)
27-DEC-10 14:37
DOT CRISIS MANAGEMENT CENTER (MAIN OFFICE)
27-DEC-10 14:37
U.S. EPA V (MAIN OFFICE)
27-DEC-10 14:38
FLD INTEL SUPPORT TEAM DETROIT (COMMAND CENTER)
27-DEC-10 14:37
MICHIGAN DEPT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH (HSEES)
27-DEC-10 14:37
MI INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS CENTER (FUSION CENTER)
27-DEC-10 14:37
MI INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS CENTER (CIP DESK)
27-DEC-10 14:37
NTL ENVMTL EMERG CENTRE CANADA (MAIN OFFICE)
27-DEC-10 14:37
NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORD CTR (MAIN OFFICE)
27-DEC-10 14:37
NOAA RPTS FOR MI (MAIN OFFICE)
27-DEC-10 14:37
SECTOR DETROIT (COMMAND CENTER)
27-DEC-10 14:39
MICHIGAN DEQ (MAIN OFFICE)
27-DEC-10 14:37
MICHIGAN DEQ (MAIN OFFICE 2)
27-DEC-10 14:37
USCG DISTRICT 9 (COMMAND CENTER)
27-DEC-10 14:37
__________________________________________________
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
NONE
__________________________________________________

*** END INCIDENT REPORT # 963158 ***

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Incident Report # 825366
INCIDENT DESCRIPTION
*Report taken at 14:58 on 02-FEB-07

Incident Type: FIXED
Incident Cause: EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Affected Area: STORM DRAIN

The incident occurred on 02-FEB-07 at 09:00 local time.
Affected Medium: WATER STORM DRAIN
____________________________________________________________________________
SUSPECTED RESPONSIBLE PARTY
Organization: GENERAL MOTORS
WARREN, MI 48090
Type of Organization: PRIVATE ENTERPRISE
____________________________________________________________________________
INCIDENT LOCATION
6250 CHICAGO ROAD County: MACOMB
BEAR CREEK
City: WARREN State: MI Zip: 48090

UNKNOWN SHEEN INCIDENT
____________________________________________________________________________
RELEASED MATERIAL(S)
CHRIS Code: OOD Official Material Name: OIL, FUEL: NO. 1-D
Also Known As:
Qty Released: UNKNOWN AMOUNT Qty in Water: UNKNOWN AMOUNT
____________________________________________________________________________
DESCRIPTION OF INCIDENT
CALLER STATED DUE TO A FUEL LINE BREAK ON BACK UP GENERATOR,
THERE WAS A SPILL OF MATERIALS AT THE FACILITY.
THE SPILL WENT INTO THE MACCOY DRAIN THEN INTO BEAR CREEK.
____________________________________________________________________________
INCIDENT DETAILS
Package: N/A
Building ID:
Type of Fixed Object: MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Power Generating Facility: NO
Generating Capacity:
Type of Fuel:
NPDES:
NPDES Compliance: UNKNOWN

—WATER INFORMATION—
Body of Water: STORM DRAIN
Tributary of: BEAR CREEK
Nearest River Mile Marker:
Water Supply Contaminated: UNKNOWN
____________________________________________________________________________
DAMAGES
Fire Involved: NO Fire Extinguished: UNKNOWN
____________________________________________________________________________
REMEDIAL ACTIONS
CALLER STATED THEY HAVE BOOMS IN PLACE AND THEY HAVE CLEANED UP
THE SPILL AT THE LOCATION OF THE SPILL.
Release Secured: YES
Release Rate:
Estimated Release Duration:
____________________________________________________________________________
WEATHER
Weather: OVERCAST, 20ºF Wind speed: 15 MPH Wind direction:
____________________________________________________________________________
ADDITIONAL AGENCIES NOTIFIED
Federal: NONE
State/Local: NONE
State/Local On Scene: NONE
State Agency Number: NONE
____________________________________________________________________________
NOTIFICATIONS BY NRC
ATLANTIC STRIKE TEAM (PRIMARY)
02-FEB-07 15:04
USCG HSOC AT DHS (USCG HSOC DESK)
02-FEB-07 15:04
CG INVESTIGATIVE SVC CHICAGO (CGIS ROA CHICAGO)
02-FEB-07 15:04
DOT CRISIS MANAGEMENT CENTER (PRIMARY)
02-FEB-07 15:04
U.S. EPA V (PRIMARY)
02-FEB-07 15:05
FLD INTEL SUPPORT TEAM DETROIT (COMMAND CENTER)
02-FEB-07 15:04
MICHIGAN DEPT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH (HSEES)
02-FEB-07 15:04
NTL ENVMTL EMERG CENTRE CANADA (PRIMARY)
02-FEB-07 15:04
NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE COORD CTR (PRIMARY)
02-FEB-07 15:04
NOAA RPTS FOR MI (PRIMARY)
02-FEB-07 15:04
MICHIGAN DEQ ATTN: THOR STRONG (PRIMARY)
02-FEB-07 15:04
SURFACE TRANS SECURITY INSPECT PROG (COMMAND CENTER)
02-FEB-07 15:04
USCG DISTRICT 9 (COMMAND CENTER)
02-FEB-07 15:04
____________________________________________________________________________
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
CALLER DID NOT HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
___________________________________________________________________________

*** END INCIDENT REPORT # 825366 ***

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