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Let It Rip: Petroleum coke, parents not vaccinating kids

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

The piles of petroleum coke being stored along the riverfront has been the source of a hot debate in Detroit.

State health experts said the pet coke was not toxic, but now after protest and growing concerns, the company and its jobs are leaving. Some say the protesters have done more harm than good.

Joining us to discuss were Detroit News columnist Henry Payne and Nick Schroeck from the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center.

Plus, vaccinations and the perceived link to autism, despite medical evidence that prove vaccines do not cause the condition, more and more Michigan parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children. Now diseases once thought to be near eradication are making a comeback.

Our panel on this topic included mothers Lisa Croff and Carolyn Gammicchia and pediatrician Dr. Nakia Williams.

Finally, Charlie Langton takes "Let It Rip" on the road and asks people whether they would support increasing the sales tax to fund education and fix the roads.

Click on the videos above to watch this week's edition of "Let It Rip". Then let us know what you think. Post your opinions in the "Comments" section below.

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