Pet coke is burned as fuel in cement kilns and power plants.
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.
“We could barely open the windows this summer because the black dust was so bad.”
Remaining mounds of petroleum coke have been removed from the Detroit riverfront ahead of a city-imposed deadline.
Bing’s office says Detroit Bulk Storage was notified to move the material by Aug. 27.
A company has stopped accepting shipments of petroleum coke at a site along the Detroit River.
Michigan environmental officials are looking into the effect that dust from petroleum coke piles is having along the Detroit River.
Congressman Gary Peters is pushing for further studies to confirm the chemical piles are safe.
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
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.