From: Robert F. Farmer [SMTP:rfarmer@prodigy.net] now robert.farmer@comcast.net

Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 1997 11:06 PM

To: 'oppts.homepage@epamail.epa.gov'

Cc: 'Dateline NBC'; 'Lorraine Johnston @ JHU'; 'Michael Tucker'; 'Nightline'; 'President Clinton'; 'Seabury Blair'; 'Senator Patty Murray'; 'NBC Health'; 'Mike Fleming'; 'governor.locke@governor.wa.gov'; 'Rich Ketter @tscnet'; 'mund461@ecy.wa.gov'

Subject: Email addresses to report environmental emergencies or incidences

Dear EPA webmaster of http://www.epa.gov/epahome/emergenc.htm

Besides the 1-800-424-8802 phone number provided on the this EPA web page, I am would like to have email addresses to report environmental emergencies or incidences. I live in Bremerton, WA.

Recently I have been helping a neighbor who has high levels of lead in his blood. He works for a contractor that is sand blasting and painting the big Hammerhead Crane at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. He told me some things that seem to be illegal, like burning with a torch the sandblasted residue that contains lead, arsenic etc. Also the container around the crane is torn and the dust and dirt are spreading into the air and water. He also has concerns about bringing home to his family the toxic waste on his clothing. He has been feeling some of the symptoms of lead poisoning. Today he went to a doctor in Seattle for care. I have not talked to him since yesterday.

I am concerned as a citizen and neighbor. I also believe the community should be made aware of this problem.

Yours truly,

Robert F. Farmer
411 Pinewood Dr NE
Bremerton, WA 98310
360-373-5136