Petroleum Coke

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

Wayne State University Law School Professor Nick Schroeck is interviewed by reporters as Congressman Gary Peters (left) looks on. Wayne State University photo.

Wayne State Prof Goes Public Over Pet Coke Concern

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2013

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

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