WOOD-TV says authorities consider his death to be an accident and no foul play is suspected.
DEQ OKs de-icing fluid runoff plan in GR
GRAND RAPIDS — State officials have approved a plan to funnel airplane de-icing chemicals from Gerald R. Ford International Airport into the Thornapple River.
According to a news release issued Friday, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says it will allow airport officials to build an on-site treatment system directing the solution into the Thornapple River by Oct. 1, 2015.
Airport officials say the fluid is an organic agent that doesn’t adversely affect water quality.
But some residents who oppose the plan question its safety and how closely the DEQ would monitor the airport’s runoff.