Downriver McLouth Steel site cleanup complete; plans for mixed-use development

McLouth Steel site
McLouth Steel site Photo credit the Environmental Protection Agency

TRENTON (WWJ) -- Downriver at the McLouth Steel site in Trenton, a $20 million clean-up effort is complete -- 26 years after the plant's closure.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the two year effort ended Tuesday.

“The cleanup of this contaminated site is cause for celebration by the residents of Trenton,” said EPA Region 5 Administrator Debra Shore. “The work by EPA and other partners demonstrates what government can accomplish to spur redevelopment and economic growth for the benefit of the community.”

Nearly 45 buildings as well as the toxic materials were removed.

The waterfront property on Jefferson will be marketed for future mixed-use development, said Wayne County officials.

Crown Enterprises, a subsidiary of the Moroun family -- Detroit billionaire investors -- bought the site for $4 million in 2018 from the land bank.

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