Detroit Stellantis Factory Hit with Fourth Odor Violation

Employees at FCA’s Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant install the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V-8 engine on the chassis that will power the Ram 1500 TRX Launch Edition. FCA invested nearly $1.5 billion to retool the plant to build the next generation Ram 1500, which launched in 2018, and support the future growth of the Ram brand.

The Stellantis plant in Detroit, Michigan has received its fourth violation notice from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy for releasing pungent odors into the nearby community.

The Air Quality Division of the EGLE has given the auto plant 21 days to address and reduce the odor issues.

Neighbors describe the odors as moderate with hints of paint and solvents.

Robert Shobe, a resident who lives behind the plant, is not satisfied with the progress being made. “If I get pulled over and I get a ticket, I have to go face the judge and it’s immediate. Within 30 days, there’s a time frame. This has been going on for eight, nine months now, so I mean I don’t know what. I don’t know how to respond.”

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