“Some Detroit lawmakers and residents are keeping up the fight against the proposed expansion of a hazardous waste facility.
A state permit to allow U.S. Ecology to expand its Detroit operation ten-fold has been pending for years. The facility has stored and processed hazardous waste there for decades.
But State Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) says it has a history of environmental violations and shouldn’t be allowed to expand. Opponents are concerned that the chemicals stored there, including a low-level radioactive fracking waste product known as TENORM, will leak into the groundwater.”