40 ways Metro Times changed Detroit (and beyond) over the past 40 years 

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MT's coverage of Detroit Renewable Power's trash incinerator, which burned garbage to generate steam and electricity and was a nuisance to those who lived nearby, started early on and spanned decades. Eventually, the incinerator belched its last foul-smelling cloud last year; its private owner said the plant was closed because it was too old and costly to keep open, but MT — and the many activists and attorneys who opposed it — kept the issue alive for many years.

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