Georgia Street Community Collective


8902 Vinton Ave

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West of Gratiot Corner of Georgia St


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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 6:30-8pm
So what can we do now to stop the poisoning of Detroit? 1) Because MDEQ has informed us that they will approve this expansion by October 1st, we have initiated a letter writing campaign to elected officials including Mayor Duggan and Governor Snyder. You can email one letter and copy everyone else who you think should be informed and take a stand. Attached are templates prepared by Sharon Buttry, a Co-Chair of the Committee to Oppose the Expansion of US Ecology. You can use the template as is, make changes or write of your own personal concerns. 2) Several of us attended a City Council meeting last Monday to ask all city council persons to stand up against the expansion of this hazardous waste facility. We encourage all to attend one of the meetings below and continue the discussion with the City Council. We would like to work for the passage of a clear resolution opposed to the expansion of US Ecology and opposed to any hazardous or radioactive or fracking waste coming into Detroit or dumped in our sewer system: Monday, June 29th, at 10 am in the Public Health & Safety Committee Meeting: The Detroit City Council has scheduled an PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE to be held on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Committee of the Whole Room, 13th floor, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI 48226 Tuesday, June 30th, at 10 am in the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting: The Detroit City Council has scheduled an FORMAL SESSION to be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Committee of the Whole Room, 13th floor, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Ave. Detroit MI 48226 See template below. And to get you started here are emails for Governor Snyder ( and Mayor Duggan ( I have also sent in a formal request to obtain an electronic copy of all letters sent to MDEQ regarding this expansion. This should be made public as this issue will impact all Southeast Michiganders. All for now. Diane (PS If you would like to be removed from the email list, please let me know.)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from noon-2pm
US Ecology, a "low level" hazardous waste facility, has asked DEQ to permit a ten-fold increase in the size of their facility in the middle of Detroit and right over the railroad tracks from Hamtramck. The DEQ has stated that this request is "legal" and they intend approve it. It was "legal" when the state switched the water in Flint from Detroit's supply to the Flint River. But the residents of Flint and their drinking water were poisoned because public health was ignored. This expansion plan will put the health of residents of Detroit and Hamtramck in harms way. The hazardous and radioactive waste will be transported down our highways and city streets before it is pumped into the Georgia Street facility for processing. To make matters worse, the spokesman for US Ecology stated that liquid waste from US Ecology is being dumped into Detroit's wastewater treatment plant. The State of Pennsylvania stopped this practice when scientists found that city treatment plants were not able to remove industry's chemicals from the water. Detroit is already burdened by: · Sulfur dioxide polluting the air and residents around the Marathon Refinery in 48217 · The largest incinerator in the world on Russell Street. And now, · US Ecology wants to expand ten times to take in frack waste from around the country We must stand up against the poisoning of our communities! Diane Weckerle Committee to Ban Fracking (and frack waste) in Michigan Link to Ban Michigan Fracking article: Protest frack waste expansion in Detroit Link to article: Over 2200 tons of Pennsylvania frack waste dumped in Michigan