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Will the “Pet Coke” hazard waste remain in Detroit?

July 31st, 2013 | Posted by Occupy The Roads in Detroit | Petco & EMT - (Comments Off on Will the “Pet Coke” hazard waste remain in Detroit?)

A few us gathered at a very important meeting in Detroit today.  It was the “Land Use Hearing” for Detroit Bulk Storage, a company who decided to allow Pet coke (nasty-hazardous by-product of Petroleum)” to be stored on their land along the waterfront (Detroit River) without a permit. This case is being closely followed by those who live in the area and all the activists who are paying attention. This black dust, greasy film is landing peoples cars, homes, furniture and then travels across the Detroit river (going into the fresh waterways) to Windsor residents who have also been complaining about this soot that lands in their apartments & homes on the riverfront.   (more…)