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Michigan Approves Detroit Hazardous Waste Plant Expansion

Michigan Approves Detroit Hazardous Waste Plant Expansion

The state approved a hazardous waste renewal and expansion for U.S. Ecology’s Detroit North plant.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy announced it has approved a hazardous waste renewal and expansion operating license for U.S. Ecology’s Detroit North facility.

The renewal and expansion, however, include conditions that limit daily hazardous waste deliveries and designate a route for truck traffic. No waste would be permitted to remain in storage permanently at the facility.

The facility stores solid and liquid waste from automotive, steel, plating and retail industry customers in the region, as well as hazardous household waste from area residents. It also offers treatment, disposal and recycling of waste.

The Detroit News has more information:

A controversial hazardous waste facility that stores solid and liquid waste in the city has gained approval from state regulators to expand and continue operations for the next decade.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy announced Thursday that it has approved a hazardous waste renewal and expansion operating license for U.S. Ecology's Detroit North facility — with conditions that limit daily hazardous waste deliveries and designate a route for truck traffic.

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