Detroiters near refinery fire upset t...

Detroiters near refinery fire upset they weren't evacuated

There are 3 comments on the Detroit News story from May 1, 2013, titled Detroiters near refinery fire upset they weren't evacuated. In it, Detroit News reports that:

When a fire broke out at the Detroit Marathon Oil refinery Saturday, it was a situation requiring automatic evacuation - but while Melvindale residents were told to leave their homes, their Detroit neighbors weren't, prompting outrage among residents and elected officials.

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Pete

Livonia, MI

#1 May 1, 2013
What if Detroiters were told to leave? Would their property be safe from looters? Would they even leave? Were they aware of the problem? How would Detroit police go door to door as they did in Melvendale?

I don't have answers to these questions except Detroit needs better cooperation with Melvendale and Marathon.
Skeeter

Romulus, MI

#2 May 3, 2013
Something's cooking
Pete

Livonia, MI

#3 May 3, 2013
If that refinery really did explode, it would be far worse than the recent explosion in Texas.

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