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There have been complaints of bad smells in the Midtown area of Detroit. If the air in downtown/ midtown Detroit area smells horrible please call the MDEQ inspector Rem Pinga at (586) 753-3744 or (313) 456-4712 and complain, as it may be coming from the incinerator.
Additional information is needed when you smell or see odors, smoke, etc.
Date & time
The location - your home address, a street location, friend’s address
Describe odor/pollution in detail, for example:       
Smell: Like “rotten eggs”, “rotting garbage”, “sweet”, “sour”, “acid”, etc. 
Smoke: Color, thick, thin, rising in air, coming down toward ground, etc. 
Duration: Minutes or hours the smell or smoke lasts. Health effects: eyes burn, causes coughing, choking, headache, nausea, prompted urgent care, etc. 
Wind Direction: The direction the wind comes from, e.g. SW, SE (see map at right to determine direction).

Report Information:      
Record the number you called to complain, 
date and time of the call, 
and the name of the person who took your report.  State “answering machine” if you left a recorded message. 
If you talked to a person, record their response, e.g. “Someone will check,” “No one is available to check,” call referred to another number, etc.
For Additional information contact: Brad van Guilder, (bradvg@ecocenter.org)

There have been complaints of bad smells in the Midtown area of Detroit. If the air in downtown/ midtown Detroit area smells horrible please call the MDEQ inspector Rem Pinga at (586) 753-3744 or (313) 456-4712 and complain, as it may be coming from the incinerator.

Additional information is needed when you smell or see odors, smoke, etc.

  • Date & time
  • The location - your home address, a street location, friend’s address
  • Describe odor/pollution in detail, for example:
    • Smell: Like “rotten eggs”, “rotting garbage”, “sweet”, “sour”, “acid”, etc. 
    • Smoke: Color, thick, thin, rising in air, coming down toward ground, etc. 
    • Duration: Minutes or hours the smell or smoke lasts. Health effects: eyes burn, causes coughing, choking, headache, nausea, prompted urgent care, etc. 
    • Wind Direction: The direction the wind comes from, e.g. SW, SE (see map at right to determine direction).
  • Report Information:
    • Record the number you called to complain,
    • date and time of the call,
    • and the name of the person who took your report.
      State “answering machine” if you left a recorded message. 
    • If you talked to a person, record their response, e.g. “Someone will check,” “No one is available to check,” call referred to another number, etc.

    For Additional information contact: Brad van Guilder, (bradvg@ecocenter.org)