Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WXYZ on petcoke in Detroit

Detroit's bankruptcy may have sucked most of the oxygen out of the room, but it left enough for WXYZ to post a follow-up of sorts to Occupy Detroit and others campaign against petcoke: Large pet coke pile affecting neighbors.

People living near a large pile of pet coke say it is affecting them.
I'm glad to see this issue getting mainstream media attention.  Del Ray may be so polluted already that I joke that it's no coincidence that the Insane Clown Posse came out of the neighborhood, but it doesn't need any more contamination.

Petcoke on the Detroit River isn't the only story about tar sands' effects in Michigan that needs updating.  I'll have the latest on Civil disobedience against tar sands in Marshall, Michigan, in the next entry.

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