Mountains of petroleum coke — a byproduct of oil refining from tar sands in Alberta, Canada — have drawn public concern from politicians, environmental experts, community activists, business owners and residents in the southwest Detroit neighborhood where the black mounds have been deposited along the riverfront since late fall.
Congressman Gary Peters is pushing for further studies to confirm the chemical piles are safe.
A beach on the Detroit River’s Sugar Island is opening to the public Saturday.
Michigan U.S. Rep. Gary Peters has taken to the House floor to criticize the storage of large piles of an oil-refining byproduct along the Detroit River
Major environmental restoration work has been completed on a former industrial site along the Detroit River, officials announced Saturday.
Tests by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality have found that hulking black mounds along the banks of the Detroit River in southwest Detroit don’t pose a threat to human health.
“Our goal is to find members of his family,” said DMC spokesman Alton Gunn.
The long-awaited presidential permit from Washington D.C. to build a second bridge over the Detroit River has finally been granted.
A man who was rescued from the frigid waters of the Detroit River has died.
Detroit police are trying to sort out what happened — after a man had to be pulled from the Detroit River Monday afternoon.