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Owners of collapsed Revere Dock to pay $60K in fines

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Posted at 11:35 AM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 11:35:03-04

(WXYZ) — The owners of the Revere Dock which collapsed into the Detroit River last year have agreed to pay $60,000 in fines, the state announced Monday.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, announced the fines for violating the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act.

There were four alleged violations of NREPA: discharging a substance into the waters of the state that is or may become injurious to the public, animals or fish; unlawful occupation and filling of floodplain and stream channel; violations of due care responsibilities; and filling of Detroit River bottomlands without a permit.

The fines much be paid by Oct. 17, according to the state. As part of the agreement, EGLE has also allowed the Revere Dock to continue with its restoration plan submitted in March. The plan will include a 600-foot steel seawall, as well as sediment removal and bank failure material that spilled into the river.

The dock collapsed on Nov. 26, 2019, and the state was notified of the collapse and spill of material into the river on Dec. 4, 2019.

EGLE confirmed that soils, asphalt, concrete, steel, and aggregate that had been displaced into the river.