Thursday, November 15, 2012
He credited the Fridley Cancer Cluster group on Facebook for "postive outcome' of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency forming advisory group on polluted sites.
Fridley Mayor Scott Lund joined local voices responding to news the the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is forming a Citizens Advisory Group on polluted Superfund sites in the city. Mayor Lund's reaction, by email Thursday (link added): I think it is great! And long overdue as it is one of the mandates and requirements of the EPA to inform the public. Involving citizens and creating an open form will go a long way to inform citizens especially on an important topic that has been on many peoples minds of late. This is another positive outcome undoubtedly of the facebook cancer cluster. Their voice is being heard. Another elected official, state Rep.-elect Connie Bernardy, told Minnesota Public Radio: It seemed like there was a lot of …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Fridley Cancer Cluster Facebook page members, MN Pollution Control Agency, Erin Brockovich investigator responded to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency move.
People around Fridley reacted to the announcement Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will form a citizens advisory group focused on the city's polluted Superfund sites. "Fridley Cancer Cluster" Facebook group founder Jason McCarty was first to comment on state Rep.-elect Connie Bernardy's post with the news of the EPA' announcement: "Can I get a hell yes on this?" "Traction is starting to occur...this is another great development," responded Don Roux. "Our baby steps are getting bigger!!!" wrote Jenny Terway Petersen. McCarty teased Nov. 2 that good news was coming and credited "headway" from a Nov. 1 meeting between group members and staffers from the offices of U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken. (Neither senate …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Talk to environmental and public health experts.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
All individuals are welcome at Wednesday event at Fridley Community Center.
At Wednesday’s public health fair, Fridley residents will be able to pose questions about the city’s water testing, Superfund sites and cancer rates. Officials from a variety of organizations—including the City of Fridley, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPS) and the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute in Fridley—will be sitting at tables, answering questions. But one group that will not have an information booth is the Fridley Cancer Cluster. A member of the Facebook group, Pam Reynolds, requested a table at the fair, but she was denied by Fridley City Manager Bill Burns. “I have always thought of both the cable show and the health fair as being…
Monday, August 20, 2012
Panelists includes officials from MN Dept. of Health and Polllution Control Agency, City of Fridley.
Watch a new video from the City of Fridley called Fridley's Environmental Cancer Concerns featuring state and local officials. This video, posted on the City of Fridley website on Aug. 16, 2012, is a followup to a program the City of Fridley produced in April 2012 titled Fridley's Cancer Questions. It also comes a few days before an Aug. 22 health fair at the Fridley Community Center at which federal, state and local officials will be available to answer residents' questions. (Whether the Fridley Cancer Cluster Facebook group will participate at the health fair in an official capacity remains an open question. The group brought consumer activist Erin Brockovich to Fridley in June for a townhall meeting.) The panel participants, from left …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Visit with local, state and federal officials on topics such as Fridley's water and Superfund sites.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Erin Brockovich's environmental investigator, Bob Bowcock, responded point-by-point to claims made by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency about the Fridley town hall meeting.
Last week Minnesota and federal pollution-control officials made public a document responding point-by-point to 13 claims and criticisms made at Erin Brockovich's June 27, 2012, meeting at Fridley High School. In a new response (see PDF document above), Bob Bowcock, Brockovich's environmental investigator, responds to the claims made by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Also included is a PDF of an archived EPA web page, provided by Bowcock, in support of his claim that at one time the FMC Corp. "received the highest Hazard Ranking System (HRS) score of all sites on the National Priorities List (NPL)." The document released by government officials last week claims Bowcock had…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Joint MN Pollution Control Agency-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency document aims to refute 13 claims and criticisms, point by point.
Here is a new document from Minnesota and federal pollution-control officials, responding point-by-point to 13 claims and criticisms made at Erin Brockovich's June 27, 2012, meeting in Fridley. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials attended a July 19 meeting at the Minnesota Capitol, where they distributed this document.
City, state and federal officials pledged to hold a "health fair" to address residents' neighborhood concerns.
About three weeks after environmental crusader Erin Brockovich came to Fridley to discuss the city’s cancer concerns, state Sen. Barb Goodwin convened a meeting at the Minnesota Capitol Thursday to hear from city, state and federal officials about Fridley’s Superfund sites, standards for cleanup and future steps to take. About 20 officials and legislative staffers joined Goodwin (DFL-50), Rep. Carolyn Laine (DFL-50A), Fridley Mayor Scott Lund, and a handful of Fridley residents, along with Jason McCarty, founder of the Fridley Cancer Cluster Facebook group. Most of the discussion revisited points officials have been making since public uproar about Fridley’s cancer rates began early this year. Among those points: New Chart Of particular …
Friday, July 6, 2012
See the Q&A period and more at Local Edition TV's video uploaded Friday.
Part Two of Erin Brockovich's visit to Fridley is now on YouTube. Local Edition TV has uploaded to YouTube the second part of its video of Brockovich's townhall meeting at Fridley High School on June 27, 2012. It's roughly the second hour of the meeting, starting with introductions by public officials and office-seekers in attendance, then moving into a Q&A session. Jason McCarty, founder of the Fridley Cancer Cluster group on Facebook is listed as producer of the Local Edition TV segment. Devry Foss directed the Local Edition TV production. (Visit Local Edition TV at http://www.dwslocaledition.webs.com.) See part one on YouTube here. More Brockovich-related video: You can browse all of Fridley Patch's coverage of Brockovich, the Fridley …