- Associated Press - Friday, September 23, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A company that wants to store a coal-based byproduct called coke breeze along the Detroit River is fighting Detroit’s restrictions in court.

The Detroit Free Press reports (https://on.freep.com/2dfBlIb ) Waterfront Terminal Holdings says Detroit’s Board of Zoning Appeals shouldn’t have upheld a requirement in July calling for an enclosed storage area. City officials say they worry about potential health problems.

The company says enclosed storage isn’t needed and appealed last month in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Detroit Corporation Council Melvin Butch Hollowell says Detroit is prepared to vigorously defend the board’s decision.

Detroit in February denied Waterfront a permit, saying the company didn’t intend to enclose the materials within a structure or use containment tarps. The company says, however, that testing revealed products handled by the company didn’t generate off-site dust.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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