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Wednesday, February 28, 2001

Brush-Wellman should be a good neighbor and pay for testing of air, wells and river

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I am writing in concern for the neighbors in the vicinity of Brush-Wellman. I worked at Brush Wellman for 35 years. When I came down with the disease, I did not know at the time that I had the disease for at least five years prior to the date of my diagnosis. I feel that Brush-Wellman should be obligated to prove to the neighbors in the neigborhood and the surrounding towns in the county. Brush always says that it is not needed and is inappropriate.

If they are such good neighbors, why would they be afraid to do testing for the neighbors?

Brush-Wellman should not do their own testing. The testing should be done by some independent and unbiased source.

It is up to the people in this county to insist in numbers that this testing should be done!

So far we cannot get our local politicians to do anything for us, in regards to testing of the air, wells, and the Portage River.

It is going to take all of us to get this testing done. If you care about the future and the health of yourself and children, you will be writing letters to your representatives in this state and to Brush-Wellman to get these tests done.

Gary Renwand Sr

327 Benton St.

Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449