Letters

4/18/06 to Steve Johnson, US EPA

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Sent Via Fax c/o Lori Burble cc: Liz Cotsworth
April 18th, 2006

Steven Johnson – US EPA Administrator
Washington, D.C.

Re: Response to Region 5 US EPA’s Karl letter dated March 22″d concerning IEL Plutonium & related issues

Dear Administrator Johnson:

We continue to be dismayed that you are deferring letters seeking your office’s intervention back to Region 5: Clearly, the Region is not an impartial entity, to say the least. Please find the following responses to Mr. Karl’s responses written on your behalf.

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4/12/06 to Steve Johnson, US EPA

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April 12, 2006

Via Facsimile- (202) 501-1450

 

Administrator Steve Johnson U.S. EPA

Room 3000, Anal Rios Building

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460

 

Dear Administrator Johnson,

The American Friends Service Committee (AlFSC) is a Quaker-relation social action organization and 1947 Nobel Peace Prize recipient; and the Project On Government Oversight (‘POGO) is an independent nonprofit that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct in order to achieve a more accountable federal government. Our organizations have worked with the grassroots citizens group Concerned Citizens of Lake Township (CCLT) on the Industrial Excess Landfill (TEL) Superfund site in Uniontown, OH, for over ten years. We have been seeking the truth about what is buried at the landfill and a safe and permanent clean-up of the site. We have recently become concerned that the process used to test for man-made radiation at this site is being used as a model for testing at other similar SupErfund sites. We are concerned because scientific experts from the EPA, Department of Energy (DOE), Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the private sector have found significant inadequacies and inherent biases in the Method used to test at IEL.

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2/25/06 to Steve Johnson, US EPA

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Sent Via Fax  2/5/06

 

Steve Johnson – US EPA Administraton

US EPA Headquarters
Washington D.C.

 

Dear Administrator Johnson:

In the letter we wrote to you dated 10/13/05, we asked that you investigate the misuse of an SAB panel and its report issued at our Superfund Site in 1993/94 , that is believed to have been used to subvert and undermine the scientific concerns of US EPA’s research department.

Indeed, instead of conducting the investigation envisioned by Thomas Grumbly (who had made this recommendation to former Admininstrator Reilly) to learn what went on between Region 5 and two commerical labs who had found man-made radiation at our site and the use of a non-standard method forced upon the second lab, the focus was switched to that of using IEL generically as the example for the rest of the nation – whether the US EPA Finished Drinking Water 900 Method for Gross Alpha/Beta was appropriate for not only Uniontown but any other Superfund Site suspected of containing radiation.

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11/17/05 Lake Township Re: Formal Legal Comments

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To: INTERESTED PARTIES OF UNIONTOWN IEL SUPERFUND SITE 11/17/05

 

Re: LEGAL DOCUMENT SUBMITTED BY LAKE TWP TO US EPA ON THE CLEANUP CHANGES PROPOSED IN 1999.

What evidence was presented after this was issued that caused the Lake Trustees to override these very strong statements, both legal and technical? It is 6 years later, and the public still doesn’t have this vital information, and Congressman Regula has told CCLT he is deferring to Lake Township concerning the Plutonium issue and other man-made radiation that could impact the area’s water supply.

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10/13/05 to Steve Johnson, US EPA

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October 13th, 2005
Sent Via Fax 1 page + 1 page attachment

 

Mr. Steve Johnson – US EPA Administrator
Washington, D.C.

 

Dear Administrator Johnson:

We are requesting your personal attention to this urgent matter. Given the voluminous information we have accumulated over the last three years, we are increasingly concerned that our site, Uniontown Industrial Excess Landfill, and the “Science Advisory Board” (SAB) were both wrongly used in 1993 by a certain faction within US EPA to overtly undermine and ultimately dismiss US EPA Research and Development’s attempts to change national policy to stop the filtering of water samples.

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Comments of the Board of Lake Township Trustees

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Comments of the Board of Lake Township Trustees on the Proposed Changes to the Remedy at the Industrial Excess Landfill Superfund Site

Serious omissions of substantive evidence, mistakes of fact and_ substantive flaws in methodology exist in the administrative record supporting the proposed remedy. As a result of these mistakes, omissions and methodological flaws, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (– USEPA) has failed to consider relevant factors and relied upon incomplete information in choosing the remedy for the Industrial Excess Landfill Superfund Site. No rational connection exists between the site conditions and the remedy selected. Its adoption without further site characterization and assessment of the short and long term potential for adverse effects to human health and the environment, including an epidemiological study, is arbitrary, capricious and contrary to law.

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1/12/05 To Parties Concerned

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NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

 

Wayne State University

To: Parties Concerned about the Industrial Excess Landfill, Uniontown, OH

The intent of this letter is to clarify several matters relating to the apparent presence of plutonium (Pu) in the Industrial Excess Landfill Site. It is apparent that EPA and other government agencies have focused mainly on the drinking water standards for gross alpha activity, and have not considered the true underlying issue, namely, whether the presence of Pu in the IEL groundwaters represents a non-natural situation. As scientists who have specifically studied and researched numerous issues relevant to environmental Pu, we would like to discuss several points. Our hope is that members of the public community will consider all technical view points that have been expressed to date.

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