The Department of Environmental Quality received complaints that Bill Hults was forcing employees to work around hazardous materials.
“We have to set the tone that this is absolutely unacceptable, and we are going to use our resources to go after scrapping,” mayoral spokeswoman Alexis Wiley said.
DPD denies evidence of a brazen, dangerous scrapping operation that is putting motorists and residents at risk.
Who are the scrappers? They are laid-off autoworkers, drug addicts, high school dropouts and others trying to get by.
A 55-year-old man was killed in a manhole while looking for scrap metal in Detroit on March 24. Firefighters and other rescue personnel spent more than an hour removing the body from the narrow underground tunnel at East Grand Boulevard and Chene. Police said a woman told authorities that her boyfriend was looking for scrap […]
Last week, Bing’s office and the police department told us they were oblivious to a large backhoe and dozens of scrappers who have been aggressively tearing apart the asbesto-laden Packard over the past three months.
Investigation: Thieves tear apart Packard Plant for scrap metal in broad daylight; neighbors at risk
Scrapping thieves have become alarmingly more daring and audacious as police have virtually ignored an organized scrapping operation that has sprung up at the abandoned Packard Plant in Detroit.