Remaining mounds of petroleum coke have been removed from the Detroit riverfront ahead of a city-imposed deadline.
The cause of death of a Lincoln Park man — whose body was found in his submerged car, cannot be determined.
Authorities are still investigating whether or not the man, who’d been missing 9 years, was deliberately dismembered.
Those involved said the land will be managed with the “spirit and intent” of a 2001 agreementthat led to the creation of the International Wildlife Refuge.
A diver spotted the body Thursday, near the Wyandotte Boat Club.
Bing’s office says Detroit Bulk Storage was notified to move the material by Aug. 27.
Officials say Detroit stopped testing the water at Belle Isle Beach along the Detroit River for E. coli last year because of its financial difficulties.
A company has stopped accepting shipments of petroleum coke at a site along the Detroit River.
A man who wanted to prove he could swim across the Detroit River from Canada to the U.S. ended up prompting and international rescue operation.
A developer plans to build five blocks of apartments, town houses and small-scale retail on Detroit’s east riverfront.