PORTAGE – After three days of testing showed no trace of hazardous chemicals in the East Branch of the Little Calumet River, the National Park Service reopened the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk beach on Thursday.

A local environmental group, however, is still looking for answers about exactly what happened; why it took several days for the public to be notified; and any lasting environmental impacts the spill might have.

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