DEQ Plans Meeting To Discuss Petcoke Storage Plan - WLNS TV 6 Lansing - Jackson | Your Local News Leader

DEQ Plans Meeting To Discuss Petcoke Storage Plan

Posted: Updated:

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is planning a community meeting in southeastern Michigan to discuss a proposal to store petroleum coke at a River Rouge site.

Petroleum coke, or "petcoke," is a solid byproduct generated by petroleum refineries. It's commonly burned as fuel in cement kilns and power plants.

Petcoke piles along the Detroit River drew complaints last year and city officials ordered them removed. A company called Detroit Bulk Storage is appealing the decision and applying for a DEQ air permit to store and ship petcoke from the River Rouge site.

The DEQ requires a facility handling bulk petroleum coke to get a permit with strategies for controlling the sooty dust it can emit.

The meeting will be March 5 in Wyandotte, with a formal hearing later.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WLNS. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Click Here to link to the FCC's public inspection file for WLNS-TV and Here to view the WLAJ-TV file. Persons with Disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's FCC public inspection file should contact: Teresa Morton- Program Director for WLNS and WLAJ at 517-372-8282. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or fccinfo@fcc.gov.