Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 12, 2014

Meeting planned, discuss petcoke storage plan

LANSING (AP) — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is planning a community meeting in southeastern Michigan to discuss a proposal to store petroleum coke at a River Rouge site.

Petroleum coke, or “petcoke,” is a solid byproduct generated by petroleum refineries. It’s commonly burned as fuel in cement kilns and power plants.

Petcoke piles along the Detroit River drew complaints last year and city officials ordered them removed. A company called Detroit Bulk Storage is appealing the decision and applying for a DEQ air permit to store and ship petcoke from the River Rouge site.

The DEQ requires a facility handling bulk petroleum coke to get a permit with strategies for controlling the sooty dust it can emit.

The meeting will be March 5 in Wyandotte, with a formal hearing later.

Text Only

the BIZ
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide