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mountain of coke, waste from refining Alberta bitumen, is towering over the streets of Detroit 

Large piles of Petroleum Coke have been building up the Detroit shoreline. With the prevailing winds and the fact that we get our water out of the river is cause to protest the actions taken by a certain oil company. The news out of Detroit is pretty shocking. The only thing more shocking is that it is not making headlines in Canada.

The New York Times has been reporting that a mountain of coke, waste from refining Alberta bitumen, is towering over the streets of Detroit. An entire city block is buried in the waste that looms three stories above city streets. The pile is occupying precious waterfront, prime for local use. And it threatens the water quality of the Detroit River.

The source of the waste is a refinery on the Detroit River. And the mountain of waste is now owned by those billionaire brothers, key funders of climate-denier propaganda, David and Charles Koch. Just

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Added: Jun-8-2013 Occurred On: Jun-8-2013
By: 10fold
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Regional News, Politics, WTF, Science and Technology, Nature
Tags: mountain of coke, waste from refining Alberta bitumen, is towering over the streets of Detroit
Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States (load item map)
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