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E-M:/ TONIGHT in Hamtramck

News Advisory


December 1, 2004



Rob Cedar, Hamtramck City Council

313-871 9002



Community Demands DEQ Deny Permit, Close Faulty, Problem Plagued Incinerator
Company Should Pay Millions in Fines, Not Receive New Permit


After years of violations for air emissions, failure to maintain equipment and keep records resulting in the Attorney General hauling them into court, the operators of Hamtramck’s medical waste incinerator are seeking a new permit.  Based on the consistent record of non-compliance and health risks posed by the Hamtramck medical waste incinerator, the DEQ has a duty to deny the permit and shut the incinerator down.  From emissions that irritate their eyes and noses to acid chewing through metal doors and car paint, residents have suffered long enough.


Who: Senator Martha Scott, Representative Bill McConico’s Chief of Staff, Local Community Leaders, Hamtramck Environmental Action Team (HEAT)


What: News conference calling for MDEQ to deny permit to Hamtramck Medical Waste Services for the operation of the Hamtramck medical waste incinerator. Good visuals, blow-ups


When: Thursday, December 2, 6:00 PM – immediately before the public hearing


Where: Hamtramck High School Recreation Center Gymnasium Mezzanine, 11350 Charest Hamtramck - just North of Caniff





Kim D. Hunter

Media Coordinator

Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter

2727 Second Ave. #318

Detroit, MI 48201


313-965-0055 ph.

313-965-0053 fax