Monthly Archives: May 2016

Comments on EPA ‘s Proposed Plan Relating to Human Health and Supporting Documents

Editor’s note:  The hefty binder compiling weeks and months of commentary and criticism was submitted to the EPA by Shoshone County on February 26, 2002.  It included a lengthy introduction, which is posted below.  (Incidentally, the occasional typo in the … Continue reading

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Why EPA Science Must Be Submitted to Disinterested Peer Review:

Editor’s note:  Below, a “Bill of Scientific Charges” submitted to Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne on Feb. 1, 2002.  Above, the segment of the submitted document’s title that followed the colon read as follows:  “A Bill of Scientific Charges relating to … Continue reading

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Now we have TMDL rules by decree

Editor’s note:  Published February 23rd, 2002 in the Shoshone News-Press. Now that everyone has submitted their comments with respect to the illegal expansion of the Bunker Hill Superfund Box to most of the Coeur d’Alene Basin, it is time to … Continue reading

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The Science Committee’s human health overview webpage for the NAS’s panel

Editor’s note:  As the National Academies study panel got going on the work of its study, we thought it would be a good idea to offer them some web pages that would provide guidance respecting our various arguments, publications, and … Continue reading

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Fred Brackebusch offers Science Committee’s statement to the GTF

Editor’s note:  The Governor’s Task Force on Human Health met with the Science Committee down in Boise on July 25, 2001.  Fred Brackebusch took the lead and presented a summary of our group’s observations regarding the pitfalls and weaknesses in … Continue reading

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Highlights of the Science Committee’s meeting with the Governor’s Task Force, July 25, 2001

Editor’s note:  As noted previously on this blog, almost the entire Science Committee made the trip down to Boise in July of 2001, after the Science Summit, to meet with the Governor’s Task Force on Human Health.  The meeting was … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to EPA Ombudsman Robert Martin

Editor’s note:  This letter, coauthored by Science Committee members, was published at the Science Committee’s web page but not in the local newspaper.  As this letter suggests, the Science Committee, early on, tried every avenue, bent every ear, tested every official … Continue reading

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Vanishing voluntary participation

Editor’s note:  Published March 2, 2007 in the Shoshone News-Press. Four-and-a-half years have passed since the EPA issued the September, 2002 Record of Decision (or ROD) that expanded the original 21-square-mile Box Superfund site around Kellogg into the much larger … Continue reading

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Shoshone County Commission’s cover letter to EPA

Editor’s note:  The deadline for the submission of comments on the proposed new Record of Decision for the Coeur d’Alene Basin came in late February.  In my capacity as the County’s EPA consultant at that point, I assembled a large … Continue reading

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Smearing metals all around

Editor’s note:  My reference for this op-ed is incomplete, but I think it’s indicating publication on April 16th, 2002 in the Shoshone News-Press.  In any case, that’s the best info I have on it. The misuse of technical terminology has … Continue reading

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