From Motown to Coketown

Photo by Bryan Gottlieb
Metro Times | June 12, 2013
The petroleum byproduct known as "petcoke," which is derived from an extraction process involving tar-like bitumen from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, and is turned into gasoline and other fuels sits, exposed, along the bank of the Detroit River. Everyone agrees it is unsightly, but is it unsafe, too?

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