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Ohio EPA: Residents of seven counties face toxic air cancer risk | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 23 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jan 5, 2011, titled Ohio EPA: Residents of seven counties face toxic air cancer risk | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Toxic metals and compounds emitted by from cars, trucks and factories pose a higher than acceptable cancer risk for people living in seven Ohio counties, according to a new state study.

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sassyone

Mansfield, OH

#1 Jan 5, 2011
And to think that ohio was so adamant about the non-smoking law due to the cancer risk to others.....now, what do we do about THIS??????????
Oh well

Columbus, OH

#2 Jan 5, 2011
Shut the factories down - move 'em to China like all the rest, where environmental laws don't apply.
Patriot

AOL

#3 Jan 5, 2011
The Ohio EPA needs a plan to now cut the sources. I'm sure Kasich will provide adequate staff to the agency.
Lurker

Reynoldsburg, OH

#4 Jan 5, 2011
Oh well wrote:
Shut the factories down - move 'em to China like all the rest, where environmental laws don't apply.
"The EPA's conclusions come from a first-ever study of 10 years' worth of data from toxic air pollution monitors in 16 of Ohio's 88 counties."

Apparently, they don't/didn't apply here either.
oldman62

Mansfield, OH

#5 Jan 5, 2011
I'm old enough to remember when all the best stuff was made in the usa. Everything from A to Z, and we exported plenty....We built huge dams, magnificant highways, and gleaming cities to go along with the industrial production capacity. Not long after American workers started demanding a decent life, well we see what happened to Ohio, Michigan, Pa. and the rest. Of course, labor unions and the EPA get the blame for driving costs too high.
I hope the young people in this country have the sand to stand up to the corporations like their grandparents did. We can have clean manufacturing, reliable transportation fuel, and prosperity for the working class, but not without a fight. Right now the people are on the losing end.
Grumpy

Columbus, OH

#6 Jan 5, 2011
Don't know what this research cost but you got taken .
could not not have picked areas with less manufacturing and traffic.couple of the counties don't even have Interstate routes. must be chipmunk exhaust. good excuse to gouge residents for vehicle inspections or federal funding,that steal from the tax paying few. EPA Ya
Bob

Columbus, OH

#7 Jan 5, 2011
Everything is going to kill you! People that cant remember when the Cuyahoga caught fire in the 70's are telling us how polluted our air is now? They are being used by a group of progressives that have transferred American Jobs to "Red" Commie China. Now they want to convince us that the air is dirty. I watch Bald eagles fly on the Scioto River yet the Pollution is bad? I know that Stupid never goes out of style and all the global warming tree huggers need to find a hobby. No matter how much or how clean you make the air man is still going to meet his maker. The grim reaper is still coming no matter what. Smoke and you die. Dont smoke and you die. All the same in the end
John Kasich -- translated

Columbus, OH

#8 Jan 5, 2011
These people need to get out of the way of [my pro-industry, pro-polluter] bus or get run over by it.
Whine whine whine. Ohio cares about profits.
game

Dublin, OH

#9 Jan 5, 2011
oldman62 wrote:
I'm old enough to remember when all the best stuff was made in the usa. Everything from A to Z, and we exported plenty....We built huge dams, magnificant highways, and gleaming cities to go along with the industrial production capacity. Not long after American workers started demanding a decent life, well we see what happened to Ohio, Michigan, Pa. and the rest. Of course, labor unions and the EPA get the blame for driving costs too high.

I hope the young people in this country have the sand to stand up to the corporations like their grandparents did. We can have clean manufacturing, reliable transportation fuel, and prosperity for the working class, but not without a fight. Right now the people are on the losing end.
Doubt it. Our public education system on all levels cranks out perfect little well behaved corporate clones - people who are the least likely to stand up to anyone or anything. The most rebellious appearing people today - "the hipster set" (think rags wearing 22 yr olds in Clintonville)... they're mostly BMW driving corporate grinding yuppies in waiting. They might ride around on 1980's tenspeeds, purchase tattoos, and dress in rags now, but it's all an intermediate disguise for a very shallow future.

As for the ones who do finish college, they live lives of arrogant, pseudo yuppie elitism disguised by nice cars and furniture from Pottery Barn ....and only when they reach age 50-something do they realize that they've been had. By that time, they're too tired and out of shape to do anything about it. They bought into the American habit of eating toxic food which warrants the habit of becoming hooked on American medical care.

These are the same people who
A. end up running our corporate and government sectors
B. might have been idealistic when they were younger BUT
C. could care less about the living conditions of the lower 50% of Americans (it's easy to do when your #1 goal is to move to the east or west coasts)
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY
D. could care less about the fact that their credit card purchased [and Chinese financed] bling is made in China.
game

Dublin, OH

#10 Jan 5, 2011
Grumpy wrote:
Don't know what this research cost but you got taken .
could not not have picked areas with less manufacturing and traffic.couple of the counties don't even have Interstate routes. must be chipmunk exhaust. good excuse to gouge residents for vehicle inspections or federal funding,that steal from the tax paying few. EPA Ya
What ??? Some of our most rural counties have the most factories. They also tend to be just as polluted as urban areas from unregulated factories AND farms that spray toxic chemicals in every direction possible.(only when the yuppies build McMansion developments in the country do the toxic chemicals become an issue)

Ever been to Hamilton County ? There's a city there called "Cincinnati" with a metro area population twice the size of Columbus ???

Cincinnati-
-It's several times as industrial as Columbus.
-The expressways are clogged with diesel spewing tractor trailers 24 hours a day (try driving 75 between 275 on the north and south sides at 4pm; you will sit for at least an hour).
- The tractor trailers burn more diesel driving through Cincinnati because they sit in traffic AND they're driving up steep hills.
-The tractor trailer traffic clogs up the millions of cars that end up sitting in traffic, emitting several times their normal emissions for the same trip.
-The smog in Cincinnati - from cars, tractor trailers, and factories - it just sits in the hills and there's little to nothing to blow it away (the hills have a tendency to block the winds that blow the pollution away from other cities)
Help Clyde

United States

#11 Jan 5, 2011
Has anyone checked sandusky county??? This cancer cluster is scarry
Gopher45

Portsmouth, OH

#12 Jan 5, 2011
oldman62 wrote:
I'm old enough to remember when all the best stuff was made in the usa. Everything from A to Z, and we exported plenty....We built huge dams, magnificant highways, and gleaming cities to go along with the industrial production capacity. Not long after American workers started demanding a decent life, well we see what happened to Ohio, Michigan, Pa. and the rest. Of course, labor unions and the EPA get the blame for driving costs too high.
I hope the young people in this country have the sand to stand up to the corporations like their grandparents did. We can have clean manufacturing, reliable transportation fuel, and prosperity for the working class, but not without a fight. Right now the people are on the losing end.
You are absolutely correct, the union demanded wages, and the prohibitive costs of compliance with EPA requirements, forced factories to find alternative labor sources outside of the US. Most notably in our largest manufacturing industries. Total manufacturing employment has steadily continuously declined since 1953. Unfortunately the educational sector never adapted to provide the skills necessary for the changing work environment. Unpopular, but the labor prices demanded by the unions, priced itself well above the global labor market. Future adjustment of the hourly wages paid and the educational agenda provided, are going to painful and will need the combined cooperation of all the political forces, before significant improvements in the social and economic conditions can be made. Continued bailouts and long-term unemployment entitlements will only serve to further erode the nation's future work ethics.
Black lion

Norwich, OH

#13 Jan 5, 2011
The EPA is trying to implement regulatory actions that failed to be approved legislatively. They are killing more jobs in the USA than the recession ever will. We can not drill in the Bakken reserve nor build a refinery because of these tree hugging communists. They are strangling us.
Andy D

Columbus, OH

#14 Jan 5, 2011
Just an observation, all of those counties except Marion are located in the Ohio River basin which is subject to air inversions which tend to keep the harmful particulate in those valleys. However much of the heavy industry that once was prevelant in this areas has declined dramatically in the last couple of decades. I find it somewhat curious that Marion made the list.
Obozo the Clown

Fremont, CA

#15 Jan 5, 2011
That's OK...Ohio's medical schools and all the specialists make lot's of money on TREATING cancer.

Keep breathing the poison air idiots.
craig smith

Cincinnati, OH

#16 Jan 5, 2011
epa will kill us.. they need to go to china
Envirodude

Hilliard, OH

#17 Jan 5, 2011
Grumpy wrote:
Don't know what this research cost but you got taken .
could not not have picked areas with less manufacturing and traffic.couple of the counties don't even have Interstate routes. must be chipmunk exhaust. good excuse to gouge residents for vehicle inspections or federal funding,that steal from the tax paying few. EPA Ya
Grumpy, in case you haven't noticed, air doesn't stay in one place. Does the smoke from a chimney stays right above it? or does it moves away with the air currents? So you have to take measurements down current, in the areas were the air currents bring the pollutants. Just happens that the chipmunks live there too ;)
another worry

Marion, OH

#18 Jan 5, 2011
for us in Scioto County!
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#19 Jan 5, 2011
Andy D wrote:
Just an observation, all of those counties except Marion are located in the Ohio River basin which is subject to air inversions which tend to keep the harmful particulate in those valleys. However much of the heavy industry that once was prevelant in this areas has declined dramatically in the last couple of decades. I find it somewhat curious that Marion made the list.
Note that only sixteen counties were sampled, and nearly half missed the cut.

It would have been helpful if the article included the names of the nine counties with less toxic air.
steve waldren

Columbus, OH

#20 Jan 5, 2011
How wonderful cancer in the air , just what we need and why cant the goverment do somthing except vote them selves a pay rase,,,,,we are just killing our each other off day by day...the world is a big crap hole any more thanks corp america

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