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Re: E-M:/ Y2K and Environmental Activism



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Enviro-Mich message from "RASHID BARKAJI" <ACCESS-COM@worldnet.att.net>
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Phil is correct that concern over Y2K is not just for millenium fanatics.
Another excellent resource is the "Y2K Citizen's Action Guide" produced by
the Utne Reader, which addresses personal and community preparedness. It is
on-line at www.utne.com/y2k.  

Anyone who doubts the serious implications of the potential computer
failures should check out the "is it real?" page on the Co-Intelligence
Institute's Y2K site:  http://www.best.com/~cii/y2k_isitreal.html. 

For example, in Australia, when engineers simulated tests of the water
storage facility at Coff's Harbour, they discovered that the system that
regulates purification of the water would have dumped all the purification
chemicals into the water on 1/1/2000 causing a mix toxic enough to kill the
entire population of it's supply area.
(http://www.garynorth.com/y2k/detail_.cfm/1452)

I'm wondering what Michigan environmental activists are doing/can be doing
to address potential threats to public health and the natural environment
from Y2K problems, such as accidental releases of toxic chemicals or
explosions (when automated shut down systems fail to function, for
example), contamination of water supplies, and other potential problems.   

Kathryn Savoie, Ph.D.
Environmental Program Director
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Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services
2651 Saulino Court, Dearborn MI 48120
313-842-7010 (phone), 313-842-5150 (fax)
e-mail: ACCESS-COM@worldnet.att.net  

  

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