Michigan lawmakers urge EGLE to reopen public comment on Romulus waste site

Romulus – Three Metro Detroit congressmen have asked the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy to open public comment on the renewal of an operating permit for a hazardous waste site in Romulus that recently received toxic waste from a rail derailment in Ohio.

Industrial and Energy Services LLC’s hazardous waste site in Romulus has the only injection wells in Michigan licensed to dispose of hazardous waste. About 15% of solid waste and about 7% of liquid waste were derailed in February in East Palestine, Ohio at the Romulus and Ecology Wayne Disposal site in Belleville.

Democratic Reps. Debbie Dingell of Ann Arbor and Rashida Tlaib and Sri Thanedar, both of Detroit, urged EGLE to reopen the public feedback window in a letter Friday.

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