Delray http://michiganradio.org en You need to see these photos of the pet coke piles in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/you-need-see-these-photos-pet-coke-piles-detroit <p></p><p></p><p>Michigan Radio has had <a href="http://michiganradio.org/term/petroleum-coke">several reports on the petroleum coke piles</a> along the Detroit River in southwest Detroit.</p><p>But to better visualize the situation, you should check out <a href="http://www.stillscenes.com/the-human-cost-of-detroits-petroleum-koch-piles/">these stunning photographs</a>.</p><p>James Fassinger, a freelance photojournalist, reported on the petroleum coke piles in “The human cost of Detroit’s petroleum Koch piles” on his website, <a href="http://www.stillscenes.com/">Stillscenes</a>.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:39:44 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13013 at http://michiganradio.org You need to see these photos of the pet coke piles in Detroit Life in Delray http://michiganradio.org/post/life-delray <p>Delray is a neighborhood in southwest Detroit. &nbsp;People who live here are surrounded by heavy industry. A proposed new bridge to Canada is planned to land in the Delray neighborhood.&nbsp; The construction could change how the neighborhood looks.&nbsp; It’s estimated that thousands more trucks will pass by the neighborhood every day.</p><p>When we visited one recent summer evening, a bunch of kids were climbing on a playground. Two of them were playing tag, laughing and running themselves breathless.</p><p>But just past the red and yellow playground are two tall smoke stacks. If you look closely, you can see a green haze creeping out of them.</p><p>Simone Sagovac is with Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision. The non-profit group has been working to clean up southwest Detroit for 20 years.</p><p>“People who come to visit here from the EPA, from around the country, say that it's one of the worst places they've ever been to.”</p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 8845 at http://michiganradio.org Life in Delray Bridging the Border: Living with a new bridge (part 5) http://michiganradio.org/post/bridging-border-living-new-bridge-part-5 <p>The fight between Governor Rick Snyder and Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun about a new bridge connecting Detroit and Canada will be in the news for the foreseeable future. What’s often lost in the arguments is the people of the Detroit neighborhood where the new bridge will land.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Lester Graham 8648 at http://michiganradio.org Bridging the Border: Living with a new bridge (part 5)