August 7, 2003

Reverend Dean Griffith, Executive Director
Tri State Habitat for Humanity

Dear Reverend Griffith,

First, let me tell you that I respect the work of Habitat for Humanity greatly. I am writing you to ask you to meet with me concerning one of your larger corporate contributors, AK Steel.

You may or may not be aware that while AK Steel is "doing good" by making a large corporate contribution to the Tri-state Habitat for Humanity, AK Steel has also allowed dangerous PCBs to leak into a local creek in Middletown; allowed over 11 million pounds of metal flakes, dust, soot, black and white particles to rain down on neighbors each year with no recourse, since 1976; and consistently refused to meet with area neighbors and workers to solve, or at the very least discuss, these problems.

I would like to talk with you in person about these issues and ways we can work together to make AK Steel a true "Good Neighbor" in our region.


Rachael Belz
Southwest Ohio director
Ohio Citizen Action