Environmentalists warn AK Steel of impending lawsuit for exceeding air pollution limits
“We are hopeful that the suit will bring long needed relief to the residents of Southend Dearborn.”The letter alleges that AK Steel repeatedly failed to comply with emissions limits for lead and manganese, both of which are neurotoxins and can cause serious health problems. The letter also documents hundreds of violations for the release of fine particulate matter emissions.Since 2015, when AK steel agreed to pay $1.35 million to settle environmental violations, EGLE has cited the steel plant more than a dozen times for environmental violations.“For years, AK Steel has done little to reduce its harmful impact on our community,” Samra’a Luqman, a Southend Dearborn resident and Sierra Club member, said. S, a local resident and educator, said. “We just want AK Steel to be a good neighbor. “At this point, we have no choice but to use the tools of the Clean Air Act to stop this pollution.”metrotimes.com
Armed robbery manhunt sends AK Steel, Ford Rouge plants into lockdown
DEARBORN, Mich. A manhunt for an armed robbery suspect put the AK Steel and Ford Rouge plants into lockdown Thursday. A massive police presence was at the steel plant as they searched for hours. ORIGINAL STORY: Dearborn police searching for armed robbery suspect on AK Steel propertyAccording to authorities, Garden City police chased a robbery suspect to the AK Steel Plant, where he ditched his truck. Ford had locked down all buildings at its Rouge site for several hours to keep workers safe, but that lockdown has since been lifted. AK Steel is inside the gates at the Rouge site, but is not a Ford facility.
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Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at 5:Dearborn police searching for armed robbery suspect on AK Steel propertyDearborn police are searching for a person on AK Steel property who is considered armed and dangerous, officials said. The search is being conducted in the area of Schaefer and Butler roads, according to authorities. Michigan State Police troopers are also at the scene helping Dearborn police.
Dearborn police searching for armed robbery suspect on AK Steel property
DEARBORN, Mich. Dearborn police are searching for a person on AK Steel property who is considered armed and dangerous, officials said. The search is being conducted in the area of Schaefer and Butler roads, according to authorities. Police said the person in question is a suspect in an armed robbery. Ford has locked down all buildings at its Rouge site to keep workers safe, the company announced. AK Steel is inside the gates at the Rouge site, but is not a Ford facility.
Environmental Justice Town Hall held for discussing solutions to Dearborns south end pollution nightmare
In addition to air pollution problems, roads in the area, including Miller Road, have been consistently damaged by high volume traffic from heavy trucks. In order to address these and other concerns, State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and other local leaders held an Environmental Justice Town Hall this past Thursday at Salina Intermediate School. We have a whole package of bills well be introducing this summer to help combat the problem, he added. Whitmers appointment of Strong to the newly created environmental office, which could open up new possibilities for combating pollution. Were looking at working with a response team that includes all the departments of the state, Strong said.arabamericannews.com