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Dingell Statement on Notice of Violation at Former McLouth Steel Site

Trenton, MI, January 24, 2019
TRENTON, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) issued the following statement after Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a notice of violation which found increased asbestos levels following demolitions at the former McLouth Steel Site in Trenton:
“As the McLouth Steel project proceeds, ensuring Downriver residents are safe will always be our number one priority. Although these reports of increased asbestos levels are deeply disturbing, the system worked – MDEQ was on site even though the EPA is shutdown. As soon as asbestos was found, immediate steps were taken to correct the problem and a violation notice was issued. I spoke to Governor Whitmer to ensure delays do not happen and that this is remedied as soon as possible. Going forward, I will continue to work with the EPA, the State of Michigan, and the City of Trenton to make sure our communities remain safe as this project continues.”

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