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.
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.