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Request from “housewife” for drinking water tests should be respected

By The Saginaw News staff

November 12, 2009, 4:54PM

Voice: Kathy Henry, Saginaw Township

I have never been more appalled of area public officials’ behavior than at the recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public dioxin meeting.


Tittabawassee Township Supervisor Rick Hayes, along with Saginaw County Public Works Commissioner James A. Koski, derided the EPA for granting a request from a “housewife” to test the municipal drinking water in Saginaw and Bay City for chemical contaminates not routinely tested for.


Excuse me? The safety of the Tri-Cities’ drinking water, drawn from the Saginaw Bay, has been a concern for many folks, particularly in Bay City, for decades. Attempting to dismiss a housewife’s right to make such a request is beyond pathetic.


This is unacceptable behavior for elected officials. Something to think about in the next election cycle, all you housewives out there. Hopefully, they won’t have taken away your right to vote by then.



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