Canadian Oil Waste Blackens Detroit

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The Koch brothers are about their usual dirty business, this time in Detroit:

WINDSOR, Ontario — Assumption Park gives residents of this city lovely views of the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit skyline. Lately they’ve been treated to another sight: a three-story pile of petroleum coke covering an entire city block on the other side of the Detroit River.

Detroit’s ever-growing black mountain is the unloved, unwanted and long overlooked byproduct of Canada’s oil sands boom. Read the full story on

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Petroleum Coke Piles On Detroit River Should Be Investigated, Urges Congressman Gary Peters

Koch Carbon piling up mountains of potentially toxic petroleum coke on banks of the Detroit River