Dingell Statement on MI GOP Response to Toxic Waste Delivery to Romulus
Ann Arbor, MI, February 26, 2023
ROMULUS, Mich. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) released the following statement calling on the Michigan Republican Party to work to find real solutions to protect residents of Southeast Michigan from toxic waste disposal in their communities.
“We need more than just PR stunts by members of our state GOP, we need them to join us in the fight for safe storage of hazardous waste. It shouldn’t be in populated communities. John Dingell opposed this Romulus injection well 20 years ago, and many more including myself still do. Let’s work together to keep our communities safe.
“People have seen in real terms these past few weeks why this matters, and now it’s time for action. Hazardous waste is regularly disposed of in these sites where little attention is paid except by the residents who are negatively impacted. We must hold polluters accountable in Michigan and require they pay for the cleanup when incidents like this happen, and they must consider the impact on communities.”