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E-M:/ RECAP protest a success!

------------------------------------------------------------------------- Enviro-Mich message from Mary Beth Doyle -------------------------------------------------------------------------
On Saturday, over 50 citizens, some dressed as "unsophisticated housewives," turned out at the Bloomfield Hills home of hazardous waste facility proponent Douglas Wicklund to blast his insensitivity to Romulus citizens and the safety of southeast Michigan residents.

According to a recent Detroit Free Press story, Wicklund, president of Environmental Disposal Systems, Inc. (EDS), dismissed critics of his proposed Romulus hazardous waste injection well, stating: "We're not dealing with sophisticated, educated people. We're dealing with housewives who would read about this at breakfast."

The protest was covered by Fox 2 TV and the News Herald. Channel 62 also did an in-depth piece on the Romulus fight, which aired last night. But publicity alone won't defeat this well that DEQ Director Russ Harding has vowed to permit. Please make sure you go on record as opposing this permit. The public comment period ends Thursday, Feb. 1st. Comments should be sent to:

Steve Sliver
FAX: 517-373-4797
Phone: 517-373-1976

And given that DEQ Director Russ Harding has said he plans to permit this facility despite the Site Review Board's recommendation that it be denied, make sure he also hears your concerns.

Russ Harding
PH: (517) 373-7917

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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