By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
MELVINDALE – The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy will hold an online information session and public hearing on a proposed consent order against Marathon Petroleum at 6 p.m. Sept. 2.
To register to attend online, go to zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XZy0RmoBSH2L3UzAEuOSag prior to the start of the event.
EGLE staff will answer questions online after the initial hearing, and the public will have an opportunity to be part of the official public record.
As part of the proposed consent order against the Marathon refinery, which straddles Melvindale and southwest Detroit, the company would pay $363,853 for two supplemental projects.
One project would retrofit the air handling system at the Mark Twain School for Scholars, to improve indoor air quality for students and staff.
The second project would create a public, online platform which will give people real-time air quality data in the immediate area around the refinery.
Marathon also will pay an $81,853 fine under the consent order, to the state of Michigan general fund, which will resolve numerous violations, dating back to September 2017, which have been assessed against the refinery.
For more information, call 517-284-0900 or go to Michigan.gov/Air, select “Enforcement Program” from the right-hand side, then select “Proposed Consent Order Public Notice Documents.”