Violation issued for landowner in seawall collapse along Detroit River, 2 years after similar incident
Landowners are under fire once again after part of a seawall collapsed along the Detroit River last month, spilling contaminated soil into the water exactly two years after a nearly-identical incident occurred at the same site.
‘It is business as usual’ -- Detroit River spill not cleaned up 50 days later
DETROIT – Residents are outraged over the uranium contaminated site that partially collapsed into the Detroit River and the lack of urgency from officials to fix the situation. “We have to stand up and say, ‘Enough is enough.’”Local 4 Defenders brought to light Detroit Bulk was operating without a permit earlier this week. That heavy is believed to have caused the dock to collapse and then spill contaminated soil into the river. Why was the soil contaminated? Tlaib said dealing with Detroit Bulk Storage is deja vu.
Radiation scare on Detroit River a wake-up call
On Thursday, December 5, the Windsor Star reported that potentially radioactive soil from a site leased by Detroit Bulk Storage had collapsed into the Detroit River over Thanksgiving weekend. Don Reinke from the USACE says it didnt know about the sites history of contamination and that it asked Detroit Bulk Storage to contact the EGLE themselves. Its unclear if this happened and Detroit Bulk Storage has been unresponsive to media requests. The Detroit Bulk Storage facility isnt even on the Superfund list, suggesting that there are many more places that might need protecting than is currently known. The Detroit River, especially on the Southwest side, is industrial, Onwenu says.detroit.curbed.com