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Petroleum coke. (credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ)

Michigan DEQ Rejects Request To Store Pet Coke Along Detroit River Citing Dust Control Measures

Pet coke is burned as fuel in cement kilns and power plants.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2014

This photo shows pet coke being dumped onto a growing pile of the material near the Detroit River in southwest Detroit in May, 2013. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

State Regulators Deny Permit For Detroit Pet Coke Storage

Detroit’s mayor last year ordered the company to remove piles of the waste product from a site along the Detroit River near the Ambassador Bridge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2014

This photo shows pet coke being dumped onto a growing pile of the material near the Detroit River in southwest Detroit in May, 2013. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Piles Of Midwest ‘Petcoke’ Raising Residents’ Ire

“We could barely open the windows this summer because the black dust was so bad.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2013

The black mounds of pet coke that once lined the Detroit River have now been removed. The piles left behind are limestone. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Pet Coke Piles Along Detriot River Cleared Away

Remaining mounds of petroleum coke have been removed from the Detroit riverfront ahead of a city-imposed deadline.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/27/2013

Petroleum coke. (credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ)

Detroit Mayor Sets Deadline For Pet Coke Removal

Bing’s office says Detroit Bulk Storage was notified to move the material by Aug. 27.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/13/2013

This photo shows pet coke being dumped onto a growing pile of the material near the Detroit River in southwest Detroit in May, 2013. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Company Says Pet Coke Piles Along Detroit River Will Be Gone By August

A company has stopped accepting shipments of petroleum coke at a site along the Detroit River.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2013

This photo shows pet coke being dumped onto a growing pile of the material near the Detroit River in southwest Detroit in May, 2013. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Peters: State Looking Into Pet Coke Dust Issue

Michigan environmental officials are looking into the effect that dust from petroleum coke piles is having along the Detroit River.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/20/2013

This photo shows pet coke being dumped onto a growing pile of the material near the Detroit River in southwest Detroit in May, 2013. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Peters: Is Petcoke Storage Near Detroit River Is Safe?

Congressman Gary Peters is pushing for further studies to confirm the chemical piles are safe.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013

Partial shot of the mound which now blocks view of Windsor, Ontario. (credit:Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

Gary Peters Wants Detroit Pet Coke Probe

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

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/22/2013

Partial shot of the mound which now blocks view of Windsor, Ontario. (credit:Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

State Tests: Mounds Of Petroleum Waste Are Safe

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/19/2013

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