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State issues second asbestos-related violation to McLouth Steel demolition contractor

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The state has issued a second asbestos-related violation notice to a company that is demolishing the former McLouth Steel plant in Trenton. 

The McLouth Steel plant is owned by Crown Enterprises - one of the companies owned by Detroit businessman Mattie Moroun

In January, state officials issued multiple violations after contractors for Crown failed to properly remove siding that contained asbestos, among other incidents. 

This week, the state sent a second notice of violation after witnessing a large cloud of dust moving off the site during an oven demolition.

Asbestos particles can cause serious illness when inhaled.  Crown Enterprises hasn't issued a statement yet.


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Tracy Samilton covers energy and transportation, including the auto industry and the business response to climate change for Michigan Public. She began her career at Michigan Public as an intern, where she was promptly “bitten by the radio bug,” and never recovered.
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