A Royal Oak business that last month was on the receiving end of multiple complaints about noxious odors emanating from its premises, has announced it will be leaving the city as soon as it finds a new home. Equipment Assets was releasing such toxic fumes into the air that neighbors took their complaints to both the Royal Oak city council and state offices as well.
After reviewing the complaints, representatives from Royal Oak investigated the issue, but found little to cite the business for other than building code violations. State representatives from the Department of Natural Resources, however, found that there was definitely some room for improvement, and cited the owners for violating the state’s Clean Air regulations on at least two recent occasions.
Neighbors will soon be able to breathe easier, as the building’s owner, who rents to the business, has said they’ll be gone in a matter of days. So concerned residents will be able to let their kids play outside again. No word on whether either the city or the state will inspect the site again after it’s vacant to make sure it’s clean.
Catherine Kavanaugh, “Royal Oak business leaving after neighbor complaints.” DailyTribune.com