2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 11 Mar 2005 15:51:01 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Tucson Beryllium
Meet the Neighbors

A developer has big plans for land near Brush Wellman's southside factory

Tucson Weekly
March 10, 2005

It had been three years--and at least one well-documented death of a
Brush Wellman worker--since the last blowout hearing about the dangers
of beryllium at the southside maker of ceramics and components that are
used in electronics. 

Rosa Maldonado, 56, was gone; she'd died a victim of the horrid chronic
beryllium disease, on May 7, 2003, four months before Sunnyside
neighbors, environmentalists, Pima County bureaucrats and a few
politicians gathered to address the long-delayed revisions to Brush's
air-quality permit. (See "Something in the Air," Tucson Weekly, Feb. 13,
2003, and "Passing On," Tucson Weekly, May 22, 2003.) 

As he had done in a hearing three years earlier, environmentalist Brian
Blank rose to testify, this time saying, "I don't think that Brush
should be granted any kind of permit in the interest of public safety.
And this is based on soil testing that was done in 1999 by the Arizona
Department of Environmental Quality." 


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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