DETROIT (AP) — A company is shutting down operations at a Detroit incinerator that has been criticized for foul odors and other emissions.
Detroit Renewable Energy Chief Executive Todd Grzech said Wednesday that the Detroit Renewable Power facility northeast of downtown will stop converting waste to energy.
The company was under a 2014 consent judgment with the state to upgrade the incinerator to manage odors. Groups have lobbied for the plant’s closure. Mayor Mike Duggan said Wednesday that his preference is that the site never again is home to a waste incinerator.
Trash burned at the incinerator created electricity and steam used by homes and buildings in and around downtown. Grzech said the company will focus more on the underground steam system’s operations which now will be fueled solely by natural gas.
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