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Re: E-M:/ Stench and overflow underway in Lenawee/Hillsdale County



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Enviro-Mich message from "Bill Tobler" <williamtobler@critterswoods.org>
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Maybe we can get Thomas Bray to write a nice story!



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> Enviro-Mich message from "Anne M. Woiwode" 
<anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>
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> As the glorious fall sunshine has been full force here in Lansing, we
> hear that the stench in Lenawee County is once again so thick you can
> spread it on your toast.  The dairy CAFOs appear to be spreading full
> force all over, and residents, including some with already compromised
> respiratory systems, are suffering severe headaches, sore throats and
> gagging from the stench on their own property.  One of those sent to
> doctor yesterday by these symptoms was told the tests for lung 
capacity
> showed further diminishment and damage.  
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> In addition, there is a report of a waste lagoon at one facility
> overflowing, a pond downstream from another facility now full of green
> slime, and thick spreading of wastes on fields within 24 hours of a
> predicted significant rainfall. 
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> Our understanding is that DEQ staff of various disciplines are on hand
> doing what they can to document and try to stop the violations -- 
THANK
> YOU.  There is no questions that the DEQ has invested tens of 
thousands
> and most likely more than a hundred thousand dollars in this area just
> since the beginning of this year chasing after the same problems.  
This
> is the same industry that claims that since they are supposed to be 
zero
> discharge they shouldn't pay more than a pittance for the permits they
> are finally required to have. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE PROBLEMS 
should
> be prevented and the perpetrators of this blight should be held 
entirely
> accountable.  
> 
> Anne Woiwode
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> Anne Woiwode, Director
> Sierra Club Mackinac Chapter
> 109 East Grand River Avenue,  Lansing, MI  48906
> ph: 517-484-2372 fx: 517-484-3108 e: anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org
> website:  http://michigan.sierraclub.org 
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