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E-M:/ Genesee & Lapeer Counties!

Enviro-Mich message from "Sherry Hayden" <hayden@tir.com>

    Uh, sorry, this is not about the elections...

    This week the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is deciding
whether to let a Flint business pollute the area with 6 to 7.5 pounds of
mercury and other toxins into the environment.

    S & S Metal Processing is requesting a permit to install a scrap metal
shredder at its North Dort Highway location.  Recycling sounds like a good
idea, but this shredder will increase air, water and soil pollution in
Genesee County, which is already overburdened with toxins. Records obtained
under a Freedom of Information Act Request show shredders cause dust, fumes,
smoke, odors, noise and polluted water runoff. This shredder is very close
to a residential area and an elementary school.  Its 60-foot stack will
ensure the rest of Flint, its suburbs, and Lapeer County will share lower
air quality as well.

   There will be only one chance to oppose this permit, number 92-00.  A
public hearing will be held this Thursday, Nov. 2 , 7 p.m. at Carpenter Road
Elementary School Auditorium, 6901 Webster Rd., off Carpenter Rd. (exit 11
off I-475.)  Concerned people of Flint, Genesee and Lapeer counties are
strongly urged to attend!

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