Apex, North Carolina

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  1. cranston36

    cranston36 Member

    Apr 11, 2006
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    :thewave: Fiery explosions overnight at a hazardous materials plant owned and run by Environmental Quality Industrial Services forced 16,000 residents in the middle of the night from their homes.
    EQ Industrial Services is based in Wayne, Michigan. Michael Ferrantino, CEO has given Michigan politicians quite a bit of money.
    Scores of people were hospitalized by the disaster caused by EQ Industrial Services in Apex, North Carolina.
    Roiling smoke and flames boiled 150 feet into the night air. A toxic plume of smoke drifted through the streets sickening everyone it came in contact with.
    Chemicals including cadmium, chromium, mercury and hazardous organic materials were burned at high temperature and cast into the air in minute droplets easily absorbed into the skin and through the mucous membrane in the nose and through the mouth and even ears of residents.
    EQ Industrial Services is associated with a company called Wayne Disposal. The EPA has Super Fund sites in Michigan. Those are locations so polluted that they are an immediate and present danger to the local population not to mention the environment. At one time the EPA declared that the company that owned one of the Super Fund sites in Wayne County, Michigan, must immediately clean it up. They allowed that company truck material from that landfill to another one that they owned. Nice arrangement for the company and the EPA but the problem is still here.
    In Apex, North Carolina, I understand that the chemicals that burned ignited some aviation fuel tanks nearby which made the situation worse.
    I don’t know who owns the aviation fuel tanks but apparently EQ provides aviation services at other locations in the United States. I would thoroughly investigate what happened in Apex and keep an eye on what happens next. I am not making any allegations, I am just suggesting that be aware of what is going on.
    I am disappointed that so many politicians have taken money from this company. The damage that imported waste and spills and fires and other accidents have caused is indeterminate. There are major problems with PCB’s in Ann Arbor but no one can tell if the chemicals came from a high pressure toxic waste injection well or the facilities of EQ. The impact on our children and our future cannot be underestimated.
    To have one company control so much of this dangerous business is hazardous enough. When that company starts making mistakes that rush sixteen thousand people out of their houses in the middle of the night then something has to be done.
    I do not believe that people who handle items that can make you sick should be making decisions about healthcare. Do you?
    I do not believe that people who handle items that can poison your water should be making decisions about water quality. Do you?
    I do not believe that people who handle items that can destroy the ability of your children to have normal children themselves should be making decisions about the environment and they certainly should not be sticking their nose into education. Do you?
    I do not believe that people whose activities lower real estate values should be influencing state laws about property. Do you?
    I suggest you familiarize yourself with the people and companies that are involved.
    The folks in Michigan that are taking money from this company are :

    Representative McCotter
    1632 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington DC 20515
    202.225.8171 tel
    202.225.2667 fax

    Senator Bruce Patterson
    PO Box 30036
    Lansing, MI 48909-7536
    By Phone: (517) 373-7350

    Representative Phil LaJoy
    N0785 House Office Building
    P.O. Box 30014
    Lansing, MI 48909-7514
    Fax: 517-373-5939
    Phone: 517-373-2575

    Commitee to Elect Mark J. Abbo
    PO Box 822
    Northville, Michigan 48167

    United States Senator John Thune
    United States Senate
    Washington, DC 20510

    Representative Mike Rogers
    133 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-4872
    Fax: (202) 225-5820

    Representative Candice Miller
    228 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington D.C. 20515
    (F) 202.226.1169

    Locations that EQ works in :

    Corporate Office
    36255 Michigan Ave.
    Wayne, Michigan 48184
    (734) 329-8000

    Michigan Disposal Waste Treatment Plant
    49350 North I-94 Service Drive
    Belleville, Michigan 48111
    (800) 592-5489

    Wayne Disposal, Inc.
    49350 North I-94 Service Drive
    Belleville, Michigan 48111
    (800) 592-5489

    EQ Resource Recovery, Inc.
    36345 Van Born Road
    Romulus, Michigan 48174
    (734) 727-5500

    EQ Industrial Services, Inc.
    2701 North I-94 Service Drive
    Ypsilanti, MI 48198
    (734) 547-2500

    EQ Detroit, Inc.
    1923 Frederick
    Detroit, MI 48211
    (313) 923-0080

    EQRR Distribution Center
    14000 Stansbury Ave.
    Detroit, Michigan 48227
    (313) 273-7504

    EQIS Indianapolis Transfer and Processing
    4000 West 10th Street
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46222
    (317) 247-7160

    EQIS Emergency Response
    2701 North I-94 Service Drive
    Ypsilanti, MI 48198
    (734) 547-2500

    Northeast Facilities and OfficesEQ Northeast, Inc.
    185 Industrial Road
    Wrentham, MA 02093
    (508) 384-6151

    Southeast Facilities and OfficesEQIS Atlanta Transfer and Processing
    5600 Fulton Industrial Blvd.
    Atlanta, Georgia 30336
    (404) 494-3520

    EQ Augusta, Inc.
    3920 Goshen Industrial Blvd.
    Augusta, GA 30906
    (706) 771-9100

    EQ Florida, Inc.
    7202 East Eighth Ave.
    Tampa, FL 33619
    (800) 624-5302

    EQIS North Carolina
    1005 Investment Blvd.
    Apex, NC 27502
    (919) 363-4700

    EQ Mobile Recycling, Inc.
    W. Independence Blvd.
    Mt. Airy, NC 27030
    (336) 719-0058

    EQ Airport Services - Pittsburgh
    P.O. Box 12286
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15231
    (412) 472-1007
    (412) 472-1044

    EQ Airport Services - Salt Lake City
    P.O. Box 16109
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84116
    (801) 531-4679
    (801) 531-4677
  2. Annie

    Annie Diamond Member

    Nov 22, 2003
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    Let's try to make this more 'readable' in case the poster really has a point to make:


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