BUILDINGS, SAFETY ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEPARTMENT
Detroit senior citizen claims neighbor is dumping raw sewage in backyard of home
DETROIT – A local man said city officials wouldn’t help when he complained about his neighbor dumping raw sewage into the back yard. Something needs to be done about that sewage leaking into the backyard,” Scott said. Within hours of the Defenders contacting the city, an inspector -- along with Detroit police officers -- arrived to address the problem. The city said if the pumping of sewage does not stop immediately, they will be fined $500. If you have a similar problem, you can report it to Detroit’s Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department at 313-628-2451.
Violations persist at Detroit River seawall collapse site
DETROIT Revere Dock was busted months ago after a dock collapsed into the Detroit River leaving a huge hole. The Revere Dock collapsed in November, spilling contaminated soil into the Detroit River. Revere Dock said if their plan is approved, it would take about six months to complete. Officials with the city of Detroit said the company has paid $63,000 to resolve the outstanding violations. Detroit Bulk Storage, who leases the land, still owes the city $62,790.