Contact: Michelle Shewmaker, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice
Citizen Action Meeting On Detroit Incinerator
Movement To Shut Major Community Pollution Source
DETROIT, MI --On Saturday, April 6 Detroit residents will gather at the International Institute, 111 E. Kirby, to discuss public health and environmental racism issues connected with Detroit incinerator pollution. Alternative forms of waste disposal, including recycling opportunities, will be discussed. The meeting is being held by local residents who are developing strategies to close the incinerator, the nation’s largest. The public is invited.
What: Citizen Action Meeting On Detroit Incinerator
Who: Local residents
When: 2pm-4pm Saturday, April 6, 2002.
Where: International Institute, 211 E. Kirby, Detroit.
Background: The Greater Detroit Resource Recovery Facility aka the Detroit incinerator is up for a five-year permit renewal by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. April 11 is the deadline for public comment. The incinerator, owned by the Philip Morris tobacco company, discharges 1,800 tons of pollutants a year, including dioxins, carbon monoxide, mercury and nitrogen oxides.