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Community Initiative To Clean Trash Along Detroit Railroads

DETROIT (WWJ) – Some Detroiters are upset because a railroad company let the land alongside their tracks turn into a dumping ground.

If you take a look along the railroad tracks on Fullerton Street, you’ll see TV’s, tires and old furniture that has been dumped and disregarded in the area.

Obie Moore, owner of The Auction Block under the viaduct at Greenfield and I-96, has been upset with the trash buildup for quite some time.

“It’s across the tracks, with the railroad company’s property that we really can’t even go remove stuff over there,” Moore said.

WWJ’s Vickie Thomas asked Moore what happened when he tried to clean up the mess to which he replied, “Have you ever heard of the railroad police?”

To find some resolution in the situation, State Representative David Nathan of Detroit has joined an effort to have CSX railroad clean up along their tracks near Fullerton, involving kids from Youthville Detroit to help.

CSX Regional Vice President, Tom Drake said they are looking forward to the community’s involvement with the project.

“We’ve obviously agreed to participate because we are here and we’re anxious to learn more about the effort,” Drake said.

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