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What has Blackford County Concerned Citizens been up to?
* Over the summer, Eric Evans, Lisa Weeks, Sherrie Steiner and her students from IPFW worked with Indra Frank, Director of Environmental Health and Water Policy with Hoosier Environmental Council
, to test fifteen soil samples from residents' yards in the neighborhood surrounding Hartford Iron and Metal. Soil samples were tested for the presence of arsenic, lead, and several carcinogens. Residents were provided with the lab results and accompanying explanatory information by Dr. Frank that offered practical common sense steps residents can take to avoid getting unnecessarily exposed to dust or dirt. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at BlackfordCoConcernedcitizens@gmail.com. Blackford County Concerned Citizens Continues to work with IPFW students to improve public health and education the community about the ongoing efforts of Blackford County Concerned Citizens.
Above: Residents and BCCC Board Members contribute to a photo essay social media project conducted by IPFW students last Spring. Follow us on twitter @BcccNews
* Blackford County Concerned Citizens and the Hoosier Environmental Council are continuing to keep a close eye on the Hartford Iron cleanup. You can stay current on BCCC efforts by "liking" us on our Facebook Page
or visiting our Webpage.
*The Star Press
ran an informative article on Hartford Iron & Metal's prolonged insurance fight with Valley Forge Insurance.
* To learn more about cancer visit the American Cancer Society's Cancer Facts