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4/18/14 Letter to Congressman William Owens Concerning Assistance with Obtaining Interview with EPA Scientist Responsible for Decision to Leave “Toxic Mound” on GM Superfund Site

4/18/14

Hon. William Owens
House of Representatives
Washington, DC USA

Dear Congressman Owens,

I have contacted Dr. Marian Olsen and Dale Kemery employees of the US
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning obtaining an
interview with Dr. Olsen.  Dr. Olsen was a major author of the Record
of Decision which is used to justify the decision to leave the “Toxic
Mound” in place on the GM Powertrain Superfund site in the Town of
Massena.

Please write to the EPA and request that Dr. Olsen participate in this
interview.  I want to conduct an on the record interview by way of
recorded conference call.  I will make all technical arrangements for
this call.

Thank you for your assistance with this public education project.

joyous in Nature,

Donald L. Hassig

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4/23/14 Media Advisory: Call for Government Accountability Heard Around Saranac Lake

Call for Government Accountability Heard Around Saranac Lake

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:00-4:30 PM

Harrietstown Town Hall, Saranac Lake, NY USA

I will start my visit to Saranac Lake at the Harrietstown Town Hall.
From there I will go to the Mc Donald’s Restaurant and the Grand Union
Supermarket.

At each venue I will distribute a pamphlet which explains how careless
chemical use and government deceptions concerning the presence of
industrial chemicals in animal fat foods have led to ever rising rates
of cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, autism, ADHD,
obesity and autoimmune disease.  I share my understanding of how
exposure to industrial chemicals:  PCBs, flame retardants and the
other persistent organic pollutants (POPs) is causing much harm to
public health in America and throughout the industrialized world.

My message warns that careless chemical use continues to this day.
Hydro fracking for gas and oil is too much careless chemical use after
too much careless chemical use already.  I call for government
accountability on careless chemical use and deceptions concerning the
health damaging effects of industrial pollutants.  I believe that in
holding government accountable for these bad actions we can move
forward to new days of careful chemical use and much improved public
health.  Bringing out the Truth about careless chemical use and
government deceptions regarding the harm caused by industrial
pollutants will empower the grassroots effort to stop all hydro
fracking.

I will speak freely in the Harrietstown Town Hall to initiate contact
with this local government in hopes of obtaining its assistance with
moving the federal government to take action on POPs exposure
minimization.  Free speech is one of the most powerful tools we have
available for bringing change.  When the masses find their voices and
begin to speak freely about government accountability we will be close
to regaining control of the federal government.  I speak freely to
inspire others to speak freely.  I think of myself as a spark of
creating great change.

I choose to distribute information about industrial chemical
contaminants of food in the Mc Donald’s Restaurant and in the Grand
Union Supermarket because these places are where the animal fat
containing foods:  meats, fish, dairy products and eggs are sold.  I
know in my heart a strong desire to warn the public about the harm
being caused by POPs exposure.  Restaurants and supermarkets are the
perfect place to give this warning.


Donald L. Hassig, Director
Cancer Action NY
Cancer Action News Network
42 Green Pond Lane
Colton, NY USA 13625
315.262.2456
www.canceractionny.org

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8:30 PM Start Time for 4/16/14 Conference Call on Creating Government Accountability

Dear All,

I have found it necessary to change the start time on this
teleconference. Please call in at 8:30 PM on Wednesday, April 16th.
Thank you for your flexibility.

joyous in Nature,

Don Hassig

Calendar Notice
4/10/14

 

 

Donald L. Hassig
Director, Cancer Action NY
Green Party Candidate NY-21 Love the Earth Protect the Earth Change
Everything
315.262.2456
________________________________________________________________________

Green Hassig Town Hall Conference Call on Creating Government Accountability

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 8:30-9:30 PM

dial-in number: 712 432 0140
participant access code: 141527#

For background information on the subject of government accountability
in matters of public health messaging please visit the website named
below.

http://nysdohcancerpreventionfailure.wordpress.com/

This conference call is for talking about creating government
accountability. I want to create government accountability in all
matters of governance. I have a wonderful record on working to create
government accountability. If voters want government accountability,
I’m their man.

“I have worked for decades to create government accountability in
matters of environmental health protection. The federal government’s
public health entities: the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDCP), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Food
and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
are working hand in hand with corporations to deceive the American
public about the damages to health that are caused by exposure to
pollutants. I have thought long and hard about how to hold government
accountable for these harmful deceptions. When I am a member of the
House of Representatives, I will create legislation that establishes
accountability by requiring transparency and responsiveness. Every
government employee will be bound by law to cooperate with citizens
who are interested in discussing government action. This means that
when a cancer activist requests an on-the-record discussion with an
EPA scientist who is responsible for PCB clean-up, the discussion
request is automatically granted. When hundreds of recorded
discussions such as this are amassed on the internet where everyone
can listen and hear for themselves the inability of the government
employees to answer the straightforward questions of cancer activists,
the day of government accountability will have arrived.”-Donald L.
Hassig

I want to talk with residents of NY-21 to get their ideas on how to
create government accountability. I am certain that putting all of
our ideas together we can figure this out and then get it done fast.
Government accountability will go a long ways to restoring an
honorable and good America.

 


Donald L. Hassig, Director
Cancer Action NY
Cancer Action News Network
42 Green Pond Lane
Colton, NY USA 13625
315.262.2456
http://www.canceractionny.org

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2/19/14 News Release: Green Party Candidate Hassig Presents Question to US EPA Regarding Dioxin Contamination and Food Supply Safety

Green Party Candidate Hassig Presents Question to US EPA Regarding Dioxin Contamination and Food Supply Safety

Why has the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) taken the position that dioxin contamination of the food supply does not represent a health risk for Americans?  The scientific literature clearly demonstrates that dioxin exposure at current levels of food supply contamination can cause damages to health in a number of ways.  Dioxin exposure of adults leads to epigenetic effects resulting in damage to the health of offspring.  Additionally, lifelong dioxin exposures impose increased cancer risk in the body of the independent organism.  This is because dioxin promotes carcinogenesis.  The non-carcinogenic effects part of the agency’s dioxin reassessment does not take either of these sources of risk into account.  Lack of attention to these sources of risk constitutes an incurable flaw in the agency’s dioxin reassessment.  Because of this flaw, the agency’s position that the food supply is safe is invalid.  Without publishing a carcinogenic effects part to the reassessment, the risk characterization is incomplete.  EPA can not justify its decision to provide the public with assurance that the food supply is safe.

This question has been presented to Judith Enck, Regional Administrator for US EPA Region 2.  I do not expect an answer from Ms. Enck.  I have sought the answers to questions regarding EPA’s position on dioxin contamination and food supply safety over the period of several years.  Her response has been merely to restate the EPA position that the food supply is safe.  Her response provides no answers.  It is nothing but avoidance of my questions.  I am hopeful that raising this matter in my congressional campaign will lead to provision of answers.

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2/19/14 Letter to Judith Enck US EPA Region 2 Requesting Answer to Question Regarding Dioxin Contamination and Food Supply Safety

2/19/14

Judith Enck, Regional Administrator

US Environmental Protection Agency

New York, NY USA

Dear Ms. Enck,

I have sought answers to questions regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) position on dioxin contamination and food supply safety for a considerable period of time.  You have thus far responded to my questions with avoidance of the questions.  I request that you behave in an honorable manner and provide a straightforward answer to the question found below.

Why has the EPA taken the position that dioxin contamination of the food supply does not represent a health risk for Americans?  The scientific literature clearly demonstrates that dioxin exposure at current levels of food supply contamination can cause damages to health in a number of ways.  Dioxin exposure of adults leads to epigenetic effects resulting in damage to the health of offspring.  Additionally, lifelong dioxin exposures impose increased cancer risk in the body of the independent organism.  This is because dioxin promotes carcinogenesis. The non-carcinogenic effects part of the agency’s dioxin reassessment does not take either of these sources of risk into account.  Lack of attention to these sources of risk constitutes an incurable flaw in the agency’s dioxin reassessment.  Because of this flaw, the agency’s position that the food supply is safe is invalid.  Without publishing a carcinogenic effects part to the reassessment, the risk characterization is incomplete.  EPA can not justify its decision to provide the public with assurance that the food supply is safe.

Thank you for your attention to this correspondence.

joyous in Nature,

Donald L. Hassig

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2/16/14 News Release: Green Party Candidate Hassig Vows to Hold US EPA Accountable for Sickness and Death Caused by Unnecessary Exposures to Dioxins, PCBs, Flame Retardants and Fat-Soluble Pesticides

Green Party Candidate Hassig Vows to Hold US EPA Accountable for
Sickness and Death Caused by Unnecessary Exposures to Dioxins, PCBs,
Flame Retardants and Fat-Soluble Pesticides

The non-carcinogenic effects part of the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) dioxin reassessment was published in February 2012.  The
carcinogenic effects part has not yet been published.  EPA used
publication of the non-carcinogenic effects part of the reassessment
to make the claim that the food supply was safe.  The food supply was
not proven to be safe by the document that EPA published.  EPA only
considered non-carcinogenic effects that had been quantified in
developing an oral reference dose.  There are numerous
non-carcinogenic effects and carcinogenic effects that can not be
quantified at this time.  Because of the uncertainty associated with
these effects, it is not scientifically valid for EPA to publish an
oral reference dose and make the claim that the food supply is safe.
The simple Truth is that science has not yet produced sufficient
understanding of dioxin exposure health effects to make dependable
quantification of risk possible.  At this stage of scientific
knowledge it is only possible to state that chronic dioxin exposure at
low doses is associated with serious damages to health.  It is
therefore prudent to take action to minimize dioxin exposure.  EPA is
not acting to minimize dioxin exposure.  Assuring the public that the
food supply is safe when existing scientific knowledge supports the
conclusion that it is highly likely that the food supply is not safe
results in unnecessary exposures that are highly likely to be causing
serious harm.

When one considers the fact that total persistent organic pollutants
(POPs) exposure includes dioxin exposure, all PCB exposures, all flame
retardant exposures and exposures to fat soluble pesticides, including
DDT, Mirex, Toxaphene, hexachlorobenzene and hexachlorocyclohexane, it
is clear that total POPs exposure imposes a significant quantity of
disease risk at current levels of food supply contamination and that
action should be taken to assist the public with avoiding POPs
exposures so as to minimize exposure.  The first step in this
assistance of the public is warning the public of the POPs exposure
health hazard constituted by the presence of POPs in the mainstream
food supply animal fat containing foods:  meats, fish, dairy products,
eggs and processed foods in which animal fat is an ingredient.

EPA does not provide any such warning to the public because EPA is
controlled by corporations in the chemicals, food and manufacturing
sectors of the economy.  EPA hides the Truth about the damages to
health caused by total POPs exposure by spending decades reassessing
dioxin and then publishing an invalid reassessment document that sets
forth a meaningless oral reference dose.  EPA is responsible for the
suffering and death of millions of Americans.  EPA has committed and
continues to commit criminally negligent homicide.

“I want to bring out the Truth about EPA, dioxin and POPs so the
American people can start making dietary choices that minimize
exposure to dioxins and POPs.  Eating little or no animal fat
minimizes exposure to dioxins and POPs.  Another benefit of bringing
out the Truth about this is government accountability.  I want to see
EPA held accountable for deceiving Americans about dioxin and POPs
exposure.  Creating this accountability will go far to bringing an end
to corporate control of government.  It will spark an environmental
revolution.  Everything will be different when large numbers of people
know the Truth about contamination of the food supply with industrial
chemicals.  We will finally be ready to start walking upon the path of
using chemicals with care.  Bringing out the Truth comes first.  When
I am a member of Congress, I will take whatever steps are necessary to
hold EPA accountable for the harm that has been caused by dioxin and
total POPs exposure deceptions.  I will make sure that the American
people know that EPA told them that the food supply was safe when it
was known by scientists that the food supply was not safe and that the
exposures that took place before and continue to take place to this
very day have caused much harm.”-Donald L. Hassig

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2/11/14 News Release: NY-21 Green Party Candidate Hassig Calls Upon County Legislature to Bring EPA Here for Public Discussion of Fracking Science

NY-21 Green Party Candidate Hassig Calls Upon County Legislature to
Bring EPA Here for Public Discussion of Fracking Science

During the public forum of the February 10, 2014 meeting of the St.
Lawrence County Legislature, Donald L. Hassig, Green Party candidate
in NY-21 made a presentation on the subject of fracking damages to the
environment and the harm to public health that is found to be
associated with fracking pollution.  Mr. Hassig called upon the
Legislature to write to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
in request of EPA participation in a local discussion of fracking
science.

Fracking is a national issue.  St. Lawrence County is part of America
and must have a voice in national environmental protection.  St.
Lawrence County consumes considerable quantities of natural gas.
Knowledge of the damages to environment and health caused by fracking
is an essential part of any continued consumption.

“Without any public discussion of fracking science it is easy for the
oil and gas companies to just keep on fracking.  Bringing out the
Truth about fracking pollution will bring an end to this harmful
practice.  Under the bright light of public scrutiny, EPA and the
fracking corporations will be found to have no defense against the
charge that fracking is bad for America.  Too much pollution added on
top of too much pollution already is simply far too much pollution.
Fracking means more poison, more cancer.  It must be stopped.”-Donald
L. Hassig

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