The State of Michigan has revoked the permits to operate the Detroit trash incinerator.
For decades, neighbors complained about the odors coming from the site in Detroit. The trash incinerator had been cited many times before the company shut down the incinerator almost two years ago.
Now, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and Detroit Renewable Power have agreed to a consent judgment.
“Well, it was long standing air quality violations, both some emission limit exceedances and I think, as you’re aware, a long-standing odor concern to the neighborhood in the area,” said Jason Wolf with EGLE’s Air Quality Division enforcement unit.