"Detroit’s Incinerator Has Folks Calling for Action"

"It didn’t smell when Brittney Willis closed on her Midtown condominium on Halloween of 2011. ...

A week after she moved in, though, she caught a whiff of something downright nasty. ...

Though she didn’t realize it at the time, what Willis may have inhaled that day was coming from Detroit’s incineration facility, located nearby at 5700 Russell St.

The hulking incinerator, the largest facility of its kind in the nation, disposes of 3,300 tons of waste per day. It has been a point of controversy in Detroit since before its inception in 1986."

Ryan Felton reports for the Detroit Metro Times July 8, 2014.

Thursday, July 10, 2014