NPR logo
Michigan's Environmental Department Investigates Pollution Source
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/467914370/467914371" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Michigan's Environmental Department Investigates Pollution Source

Around the Nation

Michigan's Environmental Department Investigates Pollution Source

Michigan's Environmental Department Investigates Pollution Source
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/467914370/467914371" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In Harrison Township, bits of black material fell out of the sky, striking homes and cars. Investigators concluded the area had been bombed with high quantities of bird poop.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. People in Harrison Township, Mich., reported mysterious troubling pollution. Bits of black material fell out of the sky, striking homes and cars. One man said his truck was covered. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality began an investigation, and a microscopic examination found the black stuff contained traces of leaves, seeds and fruit, things that birds eat. Investigators concluded this area had been bombed with high quantities of bird poop. It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2016 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.