State and County Lawmakers, Rev Bullock, Hamad and Rev Sheffield Holding Press Conference and Walk Against Toxic Water
DETROIT[Monday, April 8, 2019]: — State Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) will be holding a press conference followed by a neighborhood walk on Monday, April 8. Rep. Robinson will be joined by other local elected officials, faith leaders and community activists to urge residents to submit public comments to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on the potential expansion of US Ecology’s hazardous waste storage and process operations. U.S. Ecology Hazardous Waste Storage and Treatment facility is seeking permission from the state of Michigan to expand their tank capacity tenfold from 64,000 gallons to over 660,000 gallons at the Georgia Street site near Hamtramck. US Ecology operates a second Detroit waste processing site at 2000 E Ferry several blocks from the Art Center Neighborhood and Golightly Educational Center.
Following the press conference, Rep. Robinson and volunteers will walk door to door in Art Center and Midtown informing residents about U.S. Ecology’s Expanding Toxic Waste presence in Detroit. The deadline to submit public comments is Friday, April 12, 2019.
WHO: State Reps. Isaac Robinson (D–Detroit), LaTanya Garett (D–Detroit), Karen Whitsett (D–Detroit), Tyrone carter (d-detroit) Wayne County Commissioner Jewel Ware, Imad Hamad, Reverend David Bullock, Change Agent Consortium; Reverend Horace Sheffield III, Detroit Association of Black Organizations; Sam Alasri of YAPAC, the Michigan Sierra Club, Kianga Moore, Wayne State University Journalism Fellow; Rev. Sharon Buttry, Hamtramck Community Initiative; Arif Huskic, Common World Alliance
WHERE: Golightly Education Center
5536 Antoine St.
WHEN: Monday, April 8 at 11 a.m.