Monthly Archives: April 2016

Agency’s blood lead model lacks foundation for unverified trust in basin

Editor’s note:  Below, part two (of two) following yesterday’s part one of this the op-ed.  Part two was originally published January 29th, 2002 in the Shoshone News-Press. In the previous column I argued EPA accorded its IEUBK computer simulation model for … Continue reading

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Philosophical perspective not based on real world

Editor’s note:  This op-ed — part one of two — was published in the Shoshone News-Press on January 23rd, 2002. Platonism is a philosophical perspective that regards objects as they appear in the real world as messy and imperfect knock-offs … Continue reading

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Bringing context to blood lead risk

Editor’s note:  This op-ed was published on January 16, 2002 in the Shoshone News-Press. The new class-action law suit filed on Jan. 7th by the Seattle law firm of Hagens Berman once again summons the attentions of Silver Valley citizens … Continue reading

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EPA’s proposed expansion not only illegal, but illogical

Editor’s note:  This op-ed, by Fred Brackebusch, was published in the Shoshone News-Press on January 5th, 2002.  It’s subtitle was:  “Courts need to address issue before ROD issued.” The Environmental Protection Agency’s would-be expansion of the Bunker Hill Superfund Box … Continue reading

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Exaggeration and Problem Enhancement

Editor’s note:  I believe these remarks, by Fred Brackebusch, were presented to the Northwest Mining Association meetings in Spokane on December 7th, 2001. I will give some examples of exaggeration and problem enhancement regarding the Bunker Hill and Coeur d’Alene … Continue reading

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Science Committee survey’s results and EPA’s comments thereupon

Editor’s note:  The Science Committee conducted a survey of local attitudes toward EPA and its site expansion plans in February, 2002.  To insure the results were not massaged by our group, respondents were asked to clip the survey questionnaire from … Continue reading

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Survey sheds light on basin views, attitudes

Editor’s note:  This report was published in the Shoshone News-Press on October 9, 2002. Shoshone Natural Resource Coalition conducted a survey in February, 2002 — gathering public comment on EPA’s then-proposed plans for the basin.  The full-page survey questionnaire was … Continue reading

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Citation use raises questions in Boise

Editor’s note:  The following op-ed was published in the Shoshone News-Press on August 14, 2001.  This blog’s “History” page offers the following about a Boise meeting this piece pertains to: In mid-July, the Science Committee received a response from IDEQ … Continue reading

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Science Summit, 2001 — Fred Brackebusch’s Footnote

Editor’s note:  Fred’s fanciful “footnote” was dated April 12, 2001 — the day of the Science Summit.  STORY ABOUT TWO PLACES Once upon a time in a far away place, the benevolent government determined that a risk existed of a … Continue reading

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Science Summit, 2001 — Robert Hopper’s Remarks

Editor’s note:  The late Bob Hopper’s lament. Opening Remark: I appreciate this rare opportunity to speak to you this evening. And rare it is, because many of us have been trying for years to get answers to questions and, tonight, … Continue reading

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