Slimy substance found at Indiana beach identified

The slick, slimy substance that forced an evacuation of a northwest Indiana beach has been identified.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management tested the substance that covered dozens of Porter Beach swimmers.

They determined it’s a chemical found in fertilizer, cleaners and is sometimes used as a food additive.

Officials believe it came off a ship.

No one has reported any health problems.

It has now dissipated and people are being allowed back in the water.

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