The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) will join State Reps. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit), Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit) and Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit) are holding a press conference tomorrow, Wednesday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at the U.S Ecology’s Midtown Hazardous Waste Storage Processing Plant, 2000 E. Ferry St. in Detroit to discuss the over-concentration of hazardous waste in Wayne County ahead of a hearing before the newly formed Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.
WHO: State Reps. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit), Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit), Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit), Rev. David Alexander Bullock, Change Agent Consortium; Imad Hamad, American Human Rights Council; Rev. Horace Sheffield III, DABO, Nick Leonard, Executive Director, Great Lakes Environmental Law Center; Sam Alasri of YAPAC; Nayeem Leon Choudhury of the Alliance of South Asian American Labor (ASAAL), Arif Huskic of the Common Word Alliance, Martin Organisciak of ABC Computers, Bandar Bawazir of the United Youth Council, as well as representatives from the Coalition to Oppose the Expansion of US Ecology, the Yemeni American Chamber of Commerce, Hamtramck Community Initiative, the Sierra Club, Breathe Free Detroit, Clean Water Action, the Hamtramck Drug Free Community Coalition (HDFCC), the Piast Institute, the Georgia Street Community Collective, People’s Water Board, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, the IHM Sisters, and the Justice, Peace Sustainability Office.
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) calls upon AG Dana Nessel to conduct an immediate open, objective and transparent investigation related to the “Out of State” radioactive waste coming to Michigan and the overconcentration of hazardous waste storage and processing in Detroit and Wayne County.
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) stresses that it’s a moral obligation to hold such industry accountable to protect all the people of Michigan. AHRC hopes that AG Nessel will conduct this investigation as soon as possible in order to save lives. Public health and public safety are basic human rights that must be protected.
“Clean water is a human right that can’t be deprived to those exposed to such radioactive and hazardous materials” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “We are calling on the State of Michigan to look beyond strict technical compliance with weak past environmental regulations and do what is necessary to protect our communities” continued Hamad.
For more information contact: Rep. Isaac Robinson at (313) 739-5093 or Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director at 313-790-8453.