Public hearing scheduled for work plans after dock collapse

DETROIT (AP) — State officials are expected to hear public comment about a company’s plan for shoreline work following a dock collapse and spill along the Detroit River in Detroit.

Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has scheduled an online public hearing Tuesday evening.

Revere Dock proposes to remove material deposited in the river from the November collapse as well as river sediments and dispose of them at a licensed disposal facility, the agency said.

The company also wants to build a steel sea wall to replace an existing pile-supported concrete dock at the site.

Federal environmental officials found uranium, lead and several chemicals during testing of the industrial site where limestone construction aggregate material spilled into the river at Detroit Bulk Storage.

Detroit Bulk Storage is a sand and gravel storage yard business with a long-term lease on the property.