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Re: Water update


Susan Varlamoff did battle with big business  ( "The Polluters: A Community
Fights Back "  From Alibris:
Amazing chronicle of the 8 1/2-year grass roots battle of a handful of
mothers to close a neighborhood toxic landfill (dump) and how they did it
and brought a billion-dollar company to its knees. )

She and I worked also together at UGA doing Water Quality education. She's a
great gal and probably would know who to contact, and probably would have
some great tips for doing battle.  Would you like her email address and/or
phone #?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 4:30 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Water update

> Just thought I'd give you all an update on our water contamination
> problem here in Hills, Iowa: I have been "elected" as chairperson of our
> volunteer water task force that our city council established as a way
> for our community to be proactive in dealing with this problem. Am
> fielding a great number of phone calls from neighbors as well as
> newspaper and TV reporters and spending a whole lot of time rounding up
> information. Our first task was to enlist the help of local legislators
> in pushing the EPA into making good on their promise to deliver water to
> the homes that have contaminated wells...that promise was made over 6
> weeks ago and thanks to our actions, the water finally showed up
> yesterday!!! It is now suspected that the area of contamination might be
> bigger than previously thought, so the EPA has started testing more
> wells, mine included. I think I've learned more about water
> contamination in the past month than I've ever thought I'd need to
> know...whew! Kind of like a crash course in reviewing all the organic
> chemistry I had to learn in high school and college. One question I
> haven't been able to find an answer to is the one I'm hoping someone on
> this list might be able to help with: is it safe to use ground water
> contaminated with perchlorates on vegetable gardens? Many of our town's
> residents have quite large veggie crops and now people are concerned
> that if their water is full of perchlorates it could end up in the food
> they are growing. I haven't been able to get the folks at the EPA to
> definitively answer this (or really any other) question I've
> asked...typical government double speak is their usual m.o. Anyway, any
> help with this one is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance.
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

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