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E-M:/ Metro Times on the Romulus well

Enviro-Mich message from Mary Beth Doyle <marybeth@ecocenter.org>

 The Metro Times has a brief piece on the Romulus hazardous waste well
fight.  The article notes that the well is likely to be approved by DEQ
Director Russ Harding, over community objections and despite the Site
Review Board's recommendation of denial. MEC's Dave Dempsey is quoted
saying "It's the most dramatic example of the overall change, which has
been to muzzle the public and sequester decision making behind Harding's
closed doors."

The article also states that  "It seems that those who opposed the wells
i.e. scores of Romulus residents, will be on the losing end of this fight."
But it is not just the SEVERAL HUNDREDS of Romulus residents that oppose
this well that stand to lose if it is sited.  All Michigan residents will
be affected, as Michigan becomes the dumping ground of the Midwest.
Toronto is already sending us its trash and sewage sludge. Will Michigan be
importing Toronto's hazardous waste next?

To see the full article, go to:
http://www.metrotimes.com/19/Main/news.asp  and click on "Romulus waste
wells" under News Hits.

Mary Beth Doyle, MPH
Environmental Health Project
Ecology Center
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor MI 48104

734-663-2400 ext 108
734-663-2414 (fax)

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