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Article published Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Plane dumps white substance in Bolles Harbor
Tests are being conducted this morning to determine what is the white substance that was dumped by a plane last night over a neighborhood in Bolles Harbor, Michigan, just south of Monroe.
The plane flew over the area about 8:30 last night, dumping a white substance on homes and vehicles in such a way that it looked like it was snowing. The Monroe County Sheriff’s office took samples and representatives said this morning they’re not yet sure if the substance was part of a crop dusting gone awry or some kind of plane dump.
MONROE COUNTY -- Detroit Energy has contacted the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and told them that on Monday night around 7:30 p.m., there was a release of fly ash from the Monroe Power Plant. Fly ash is the residue from burning coal.
This could account for the white substance found on cars and homes, authorities say. The residue is being tested.
When the ash was discovered, it was thought to have been dropped when a plane flew overhead on Monday evening.
People started reporting the low-flying plane around 8:20pm. The plane apparently flew over the Bolles Harbor and Avalon Beach areas, and it was thought to have dropped the white powder. Deputies collected a sample, and sent it to the Michigan State Police crime lab for analysis.
Kind of freaky! A plane that may, or may not of, dropped an unknown substance. Remember the good old days when you just had to worry about your own government dropping mysterious stuff on you from the air?
Mystery powder that coated Mich. community likely from coal plant
Associated Press - August 1, 2007 11:15 AM ET
MONROE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Investigators in Michigan think they've found the source of a talcum-like substance that covered cars and homes near Toledo yesterday.
The material is thought to be coal dust or residue from a Detroit Edison power plant. North of Toledo, residents in Monroe Township, Michigan, described the powder as white, tan or brown.
A utility spokesman says 1 of 4 boilers at the plant automatically shut down Monday night due to a water level sensor issue. He says there was a minor release of flyash from a smokestack.
The local sheriff's office says there have been no reports of people falling ill.
Originally posted by shrunkensimon
I would laugh if it was chemtrail gunk, and this led to it all being blown open..
Heh, i can dream
Maybe it was just an innocent coal plant, but being on ATS so long (but not as often as I would like) makes me skeptical of everything!