Marietta Memorial Hospital

<

 
Friday, July 21, 2006
— Time: 7:59:24 AM EST
 

Front page
Business
Classifieds
Community Calendar
Editorials
Entertainment
Local columns
Letters to the editor
Neighborhood news
News
Obituaries
OURSpace
Bridal guide
Engagements
Weddings
Readers Feedback
Guestbook
Corrections


Big Boys Love Their Toys
Dream Homes
Home Hunters
Wedding Planner 2006




news

Ohio
West Virginia
National
International


sports

Local/state
National
Marietta Y5 Road Run
Rally
Sports columns


Area rivers
Black History in Washington County
Newspapers in
Education
Profiles of area communities
Profiles of area schools
Historical importance of Marietta
Marietta Then and Now
Photo gallery
Floods of '04 & '05
Resources
Area attractions
Area clubs
Area parks
Area food banks
C8 information
Emergency numbers
Public officials
Senior resources
2000 Census


features
Crossword
E-ThePeople: Marietta's interactive townhall

affilated sites

The Parkersburg News
and Sentinel

I77Travel.com
MidOhioValley
CHURCHES.com
MidOhioValley
HEALTH.com

MidOhioValley
DINING.com

Parent Magazine Online


BREAKING AP VIDEOS

Print this Article
Print this Article


Email to a Friend
Email this story to a friend

Respond this Article Respond to this story

 

 

Clean air group takes report to commissioners

By Paul Kita


Members of Neighbors for Clean Air dropped off a copy of their report to the Washington County commissioners office Thursday and the two sides spoke primarily on the topic of Eramet.

“Our goal is to make them (the commissioners) aware it’s (Neighbors for Clean Air) a group of citizens and the report highlights an important issue in our lovely town of Marietta,” said John Whistler, one of the members who presented the 26-page summary of their findings.

The report centers on the actions of Eramet’s output of chemicals such as manganese and chromium, which Neighbors for Clean Air believe could be harmful but await further confirmation studies by the EPA.

County Commissioner Sam Cook voiced concerns that Neighbors for Clean Air was broadcasting unfounded claims that pollution in the area is causing residents to move out of Marietta.

Whistler and Barbara Stewart, the other Neighbors for Clean Air member present, said they knew of people personally who had left the area due to pollution and Cook asked for the two to direct him to those people because he was unaware of the exodus.

Cook also expressed concerns over businesses leaving the area after what he cited as three indicators: a lack of money invested in the facility, labor management issues and poor press in the media.

Although Cook’s statements were not directly stated as in reference to Eramet, Ethan Frank-Collins, spokesman for Eramet, said the company estimates it contributes $65 million annual to the local economy.

Eramet employs a full-time environmental staff and has spent than $5 million on emissions abatement efforts.

“We’ve made significant and steady improvements to reduce pollution, and any idea that we aren’t currently doing so isn’t accurate,” Frank-Collins said.

 

 

GET IT ALL — Click here and receive
13 weeks of The Marietta Times for just $20.
 










Click here to read Home Hunter's online







Home | News | Communities | Classifieds | Weather | Contact Us

The Marietta Times

700 Channel Lane | Marietta, Oh 45750
740.373.2121 (local) | 800.531.1215 (toll-free)
If you have any problems, questions, or comments regarding www.MariettaTimes.com, please contact the Webmaster. For all other comments, please see our Contact section to send feedback to The Marietta Times. Users of this site agree to our Terms of Service.

Copyright 2006 — The Marietta Times