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When I first raised this problem, I was dismissed.

The emissions turned out to be real and the complaints were valid.

At this point, I will trust the community over the company.
 

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They want to be bought out of their homes. o they're going to keep :rolleyes: "complaining" :rolleyes: until they have six figure checks written for them.
Do you have insight into their situation? Not everything is about money. It seems they want to breathe clean air. Who wouldn't want to do that?
 

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They want to be bought out of their homes. So they're going to keep :rolleyes: "complaining" :rolleyes: until they have six figure checks written for them.
So it's ok for corps to lobby government to relocate entire neighborhoods to benefit the corp but some residents want clean air or the ability to relocate and they're entitled?
 

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What they really wanted appeared to be clean air.
The article posted here doesn't mention that the state did find evidence of leaks from the plant.
The settlement seems quite reasonable, even inexpensive by auto plant standards.
 

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FCA did not install the ducting required to properly handle volatile organic compounds. They paid huge fines for that.
 

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I understand the issue with the plant emissions of odors I agree that they should do their fair share to remedy but isn't this also like complaining about the noise/odors from a paper mill, sugar plant, military base, airport or race track when they've been there forever. This isn't the only place in the world that this happens it just happens to be more prevalent because we are talking about a newer plant that has had some issues whether it was intentional for just faulty scrubbers from a subpar contractor. I don't understand why you would want to live and try and raise a family in a industrial zone in the first place, seems Detroit needs better zoning laws to be honest this would help alleviate some of the issues.
 

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I understand the issue with the plant emissions of odors I agree that they should do their fair share to remedy but isn't this also like complaining about the noise/odors from a paper mill, sugar plant, military base, airport or race track when they've been there forever. This isn't the only place in the world that this happens it just happens to be more prevalent because we are talking about a newer plant that has had some issues whether it was intentional for just faulty scrubbers from a subpar contractor. I don't understand why you would want to live and try and raise a family in a industrial zone in the first place, seems Detroit needs better zoning laws to be honest this would help alleviate some of the issues.
The problem is that FCA was caught lying initially and then had to pay big fines and install the proper ducting in the plants.

They may have eliminated the smell and emissions from the pre-paint portion of the plant only to have another section be revealed as not up to standards.
 

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I understand the issue with the plant emissions of odors I agree that they should do their fair share to remedy but isn't this also like complaining about the noise/odors from a paper mill, sugar plant, military base, airport or race track when they've been there forever. This isn't the only place in the world that this happens it just happens to be more prevalent because we are talking about a newer plant that has had some issues whether it was intentional for just faulty scrubbers from a subpar contractor. I don't understand why you would want to live and try and raise a family in a industrial zone in the first place, seems Detroit needs better zoning laws to be honest this would help alleviate some of the issues.
There is a difference between moving next to an existing facility and complaining than having a new or upgraded facility built by your house.
In the first case the home buyer really didn’t do proper due diligence. In the second case, the property owner isn’t at fault.
 
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The problem is that FCA was caught lying initially and then had to pay big fines and install the proper ducting in the plants.

They may have eliminated the smell and emissions from the pre-paint portion of the plant only to have another section be revealed as not up to standards.
Don't you think that maybe the city and state inspectors should've caught this beforehand lots of negligence on multiple sides...That is their job to catch the infractions beforehand not after the fact and signed off on the project. That is my understanding with building codes or is there something deeper involved ????
 

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Don't you think that maybe the city and state inspectors should've caught this beforehand lots of negligence on multiple sides...That is their job to catch the infractions beforehand not after the fact and signed off on the project. That is my understanding with building codes or is there something deeper involved ????
You're talking about a job creator. The inspectors probably pencil whipped them right on through. They aren't low hanging fruit like an individual is.
 

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Don't you think that maybe the city and state inspectors should've caught this beforehand lots of negligence on multiple sides...That is their job to catch the infractions beforehand not after the fact and signed off on the project. That is my understanding with building codes or is there something deeper involved ????
Should they have? Absolutely. But you're talking about a huge employer with a ton of political capital investing in an area that desperately needs it. Money talks and inspections get rubber stamped. Shouldn't happen, but it does and not just in Detroit.
 

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FCA did not install the ducting required to properly handle volatile organic compounds. They paid huge fines for that.
Yep, and that was installed and tested back in December. Pretty odd they're still experiencing leaks of this magnitude. You'd have thought workers would be complaining as well. Seems from the article like they're going to install additional mitigation equipment, so clearly acknowledging there's still an issue.
 
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