RIVER ROUGE, Mich. (WXYZ) — What caused the soil around a storage lot to suddenly buckle, shifting asphalt and concrete feet higher?
DTE Energy responded to the storage lot on Pleasant Street in River Rouge to investigate a soil failure on Friday, concerned it could impact the integrity of its natural gas system. It turned off natural gas to some industrial customers for safety.
“It is very concerning. Very concerning,” said Kimyana Hines, who lives in a neighborhood yards away from the lot that is buckling.
She is concerned about the shifting soil impacting her property or the railroad that runs right in between the bulk storage lot and her home, especially as we learned more about it on Monday.
“Chances of derailment, I do not want to happen,” said Hines.
A spokesperson for the Fort Iron and Metal scrap yard in Detroit says it paid to store recycled metal at an independent Bulk Storage Lot on Pleasant Street in River Rouge and has been moving the material off the site after learning about the buckling.
This is not the first time this company has been associated with a soil shift issue. Fort Iron is the company that was across from Stash Dispensary in