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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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I'm saddened to report the news that Flint environmental
justice activist-extraordinaire Janice O'Neal died yesterday
at McLaren Hospital after a long illness.

Janice was a key local-state-national environmental justice movement
leader.    She quarterbacked the massive showing of opposition
in her Northeast Flint community to the Genesee Power demolition
waste incinerator.....and won several concessions to limit the amount
of hazardous materials that were planned for processing and disposal
in that plant.   More recently she fought an extended battle
against a proposal for a poorly regulated automobile shredding operation
directly adjacent to her home community.

Janice was a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University
of Michigan in Flint.   She worked closely with and was well known to a
variety of environmental/social justice organizations, including the 
National Lawyers Guild-Guild Law Center in Detroit, Sierra Club, Ecology 
Center of Ann Arbor, Flint's
St. Francis Prayer Center and others.   She was also well known nationally
in the environmental justice community and to EPA's environmental justice
office.

Janice was an inspiring and electrifying orator  and community
organizing political strategist who fostered leadership, participation and 
activism
in others with her drive and determination.   We will miss her deeply.

Alex Sagady


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Environmental Enforcement, Technical Review, Public Policy and
Communications on Air, Water and Waste/Community Environmental Protection

PO Box 39,  East Lansing, MI  48826-0039
(517) 332-6971; (517) 332-8987 (fax); ajs@sagady.com
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