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Detroit Pet Coke Piles

Petcoke Piles on the Calumet: Chicago's Newest Tar Sands Blight

Henry Henderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Lots and lots and lots of petcoke, a coal-like waste product that comes in high volumes from tar sands refining, is being dumped in massive piles near homes on Chicago's southeast side.

Detroit Clears Away Piles Of Pet Coke

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 10.27.2013 | Green

DETROIT (AP) — Remaining mounds of petroleum coke have been removed from the Detroit riverfront ahead of a city-imposed deadline but more time is ne...

Mayor Orders Pet Coke Piles Off Detroit River

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Green

DETROIT (AP) — A company was given an Aug. 27 deadline by Mayor Dave Bing's office to remove all petroleum coke being stored in piles along the Detr...

Here Are Some Answers To Your Pet Coke Questions

Detroit Legal News | Posted 08.20.2013 | Detroit

A press conference including Rep. Gary Peters, community activists and neighborhood business people was held on May 28 near Fort Street in Detroit adj...

LOOK: Stunning Photos Show Pet Coke's Human Toll

StillScenes | James Fassinger | Posted 08.11.2013 | Detroit

Much has been written recently about the mysterious black piles that appeared in one day in November 2012 on the banks of the Detroit River, not far f...

David Sands

Congressman: City Shouldn't Be 'Dumping Ground' For Koch-Owned Oil Waste Piles

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 05.22.2013 | Detroit

As three-story-high piles of petroleum coke pile up along the Detroit River, Congressman Gary Peters (D-Mich.) unsuccessfully urged his colleagues in ...