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Ignorance is Bliss (Series Supplement)

Remember the Kipp Dioxin Debacle? Lo and Behold, Kipp Has Been Producing Dioxins All This Time! (shhhh…..) Dioxin from Kipp's Stacks? An "Urban Myth" of "Misinformed Activists"! The issue of whether or not Kipp produced dioxins was a focal point of citizen activism around Kipp for years (see previous article).…

Ignorance is Bliss (Part 3 )

Toxic Contaminants at Madison-Kipp? Don’t Worry, There’s No Risk! Overview: Toxic Contaminants From Above and Below The U.S. EPA Notice of Violation that Madison-Kipp Corporation (Kipp) received in September 2012 raises many questions about the factory’s ongoing toxic air emissions and health effects among people living, playing, working, and going…

Ignorance is Bliss (Part 2)

Forgot to follow Wisconsin pollution laws? No worries, DNR doesn’t mind In a previous article (below and here), MEJO explored whether the Goodman Community Center, built on a contaminated former industrial site, followed DNR statutory requirements they agreed to follow when excavating on the site after remediation. The DNR confirmed…

Ignorance is Bliss (Part 2 Cont.)

A Note about the Industrial History of the Goodman and Kipp sites According to Goodman's 2008 closure documents, previous manufacturing activities at the Goodman Community Center property included metal cutting, welding, machining, sandblasting, and painting. Several underground and aboveground storage tanks for heating oil, diesel fuel, and gasoline, and lead…

Ignorance is Bliss (Part 1)

Environmental Justice Issues at Madison-Kipp and Goodman Community Center Ignored The east side of Madison, Wisconsin, is not a place most people would expect to have environmental justice problems. Toxic pollution, many assume, affects children, elderly, low income people and minorities in heavily industrialized, economically and racially segregated cities like…

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DOCUMENTS  [Issues, Articles, Resources] In the 2011 MIT Press book, Technoscience and Environmental Justice: Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement, the Midwest Environmental Justice Organization chronicles its Madison effort to raise local awareness of toxins in locally caught fish and the two-year odyssey to convince public officials to place fish consumption advisory…
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