Detroit Bulk Storage leaving Detroit River site after dock collapses, hundreds of violation tickets

Company expected to remove stored bulk material by April 18

Detroit Bulk Storage is packing up and moving out of its site along the Detroit River after two dock collapses and more than 300 violation tickets. A sinkhole formed at the site in late 2019 after the company stored aggregate on the land illegally. A Local 4 investigative team started digging to expose a long list of permit violations, unpaid tickets, unpaid water bills and other troubles.

DETROITDetroit Bulk Storage is packing up and moving out of its site along the Detroit River after two dock collapses and more than 300 violation tickets.

A sinkhole formed at the site in late 2019 after the company stored aggregate on the land illegally. A Local 4 investigative team started digging to expose a long list of permit violations, unpaid tickets, unpaid water bills and other troubles.

A Detroit spokesperson said Detroit Bulk Storage is expected to remove all of its stored bulk material by April 18.

Here is a statement from the city:


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