Fire Damages MI Waste Treatment Plant

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 @ 07:01 PM gHale

A fire Saturday at the Warren, MI, Waste Water Treatment plant damaged the sludge hauling system at the facility.

The blaze had an impact on the rubber conveyor belt that moves sludge into the incinerator at the treatment plant, Mayor James Fouts said.

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Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze and officials continued to assess the damage, he said.

Despite the burned rubber, environmental monitoring revealed the air in the area is safe.

Fouts said the rubber conveyor belt will need replacement.

“I was assured this will have no impact on city services but we will need to haul sludge out rather than burn it at the plant until the conveyor belt is repaired,” he said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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