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Last year, the $143 million Detroit Wastewater Treatment Plant opened with the intention of converting human waste into usable fertilizer with “environmentally sound, proven technology,” according to the Great Lakes Water Authority. Instead, an analysis found that the facility exceeded the one-hour emission standards for sulfur dioxide more than...

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A steel plant in the Detroit area that used to employ thousands of residents has been seized by Wayne County officials after failing to pay over $3 million in taxes. McLouth Steel sits on 180 acres of land in Trenton, Michigan, but it hasn’t been operational for several years...

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