Dingell, Local Leaders Tour McLouth Steel Site in Trenton
TRENTON, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) led a tour of the former McLouth Steel site in Trenton with Dennis Schreibeis, Director of Crown Enterprises, representatives of US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), and contractors responsible for cleaning the site.
Joining the tour was Michael Samhat President of Crown Enterprises, Riverview Mayor Andy Swift, Trenton Mayor Kyle Stack, Downriver Brownfield Consortium Chairman Jim Wagner, Gibralter Mayor Jim Gorris, Brownstown Supervisor Andy Linko, Grosse Ile Township Treasurer Ted Van Os, Wyandotte Councilman Rob Desana, Riverview Councilwoman Lynn Blanchette, Wayne County Commissioner Joseph Palamara, State Representative Darrin Camilleri, State Representative Cara Clemente, and Downriver Community Conference Executive Director Jim Perry.
Last fall at the urging of Dingell, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed adding the McLouth Steel site to the Superfund Program’s National Priorities List.
Dingell continued, “The work to clean up the site is huge. Multiple environmental incidents over the decades must be addressed. Everyone must keep working together to clean up the site, get the plant taken down, and protect the air, the ground and the water.”