Does Protect Our Neighborhoods! favor any
We believe a vigorous program of treatment should encompass
the core site the commercial/public corridor through the Michigan
Inn site, the I-94/Jackson area to Maple Village and Vets Park.
This should be proven to be maximally successful before any
(if needed) leading edge remedy in the residential neighborhoods
is considered. The Evergreen neighborhood remediation has been
judged largely ineffective.
What if I don’t completely agree with the goal and position
statement of PROTECT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS!?
goal is to get residents involved and to work to have our voices
heard and included. Our site acts to facilitate that involvement.
We are at a point where residents can no longer impact the MDEQ’s
or court’s actions. Only by voicing our opinions to our
representatives and holding them accountable, may we have an
impact. See our comments to MDEQ for more info.
Our position statement reflects the beliefs of those of us who
started Protect Our Neighborhoods! We recognize and welcome
the spectrum of opinions on the issue. Our appreciation and
respect for the awareness, intelligence and efforts of the citizenry
helped us decide to create the group. Again, one of our goals
is to help facilitate involvement. While our position statement
is not meant to be a one-size-fits-all document, we do feel
it represents a critical point of unity for many that often
gets lost in the discussions of details of the proposed clean-up
alternatives. We also believe our group, website and action
alerts can work in concert with many approaches and concerns.
Either way, we hope to provide some information that residents
may find useful. Apathy is the danger- involvement is the goal.
Why use Protect Our Neighborhoods! Action Alerts?
are designed to assist anyone interested in connecting with
his or her representatives. Most important is the contact list.
Use it to connect with your elected representatives and or others
involved to express your opinion and to let them know you will
hold them accountable. Use our Action Alert sample letters if
they reflect your thoughts and can save you time constructing
Is Protect Our Neighborhoods! aligned or associated with any
other agency, group or organization?
|No, it is not the intention of Protect Our Neighborhoods!
to ally with any group, agency or organization to the exclusion
of others. Again, while we feel that our goal and position may
work in concert with others, we do not attempt to speak for
or represent any position and/or goal other than our own as
listed in the Protect Our Neighborhood position statement.
We encourage everyone to become as educated as possible on the
Dioxane issue. Protect Our Neighborhoods! was initiated due
to our concern that the position that we share with many of
our neighbors was not being represented in the process. Because
of this, and as stated previously, we do not feel comfortable
representing the positions of others. We do encourage neighbors
to take advantage of the multitude of resources available including
the numerous websites that can be located on the on-line.
Can you tell me how the Protect Our Neighborhoods! email list
works? How do I subscribe or unsubscribe?
a moderated list. All emails sent to the firstname.lastname@example.org
address are reviewed prior to being forwarded to individual
members. By responding to an email sent from this address, a
response will only go to the moderator, not the entire list.
One only needs to send an email with "subscribe" in
the subject line to email@example.com
to be included. While we greatly appreciate involvement and
participation by as many as possible, one may unsubscribe by
sending an email to us with "unsubscribe" in the subject
|What is 1,4 Dioxane?
Dioxane is a chemical solvent stabilizer that can cause
cancer in laboratory animals. Here in Ann Arbor, 1,4-dioxane
was used as a solvent for cellulose acetate, a component of
micro-porous filters produced by Gelman Sciences (now owned
by Pall Life Sciences). In humans, 1,4 dioxane is a probable
carcinogen and the routes of exposure are either ingestion,
inhalation or contact with the skin. Animal studies of dioxane
have relied upon acute exposure (a small number of exposures
at high concentrations), and the effects of 1,4 dioxane in
its diluted form over a long period of time (chronic exposure)
are largely unknown. To find out more details about dioxane,
read the EPAs health
sheet on this substance.
|What is the history of the Pall Gelman
||View the timeline
provided by the City of Ann Arbor.