HOME   CALENDAR OF EVENTS    AD RATES   33133 STORE   TREE PROTECTION

Sailboat Bay

NOW IN OUR 12th YEAR! The only place for Coconut Grove, FL News, Views & Opinions

Friday, March 20, 2015

Volunteers needed to help with Old Smokey survey


Volunteers are needed Saturday morning, March 21. The Old Smokey Steering Committee is holding a door-to-door survey, they need people to help.

Old Smokey, the incinerator that created the ash that contaminated many Miami parks was just off of Grand Avenue, next to Armbrister Park, the fire department has a training facility on the site today. A University of Miami study that found a cancer cluster was shut down and there is no remaining data, so the Committee is out to get answers.

They will be meeting at Armbrister Park at 9:30 am on Saturday morning and walking the Village West around the former site of the incinerator. They will be in teams of two or three encouraging residents to fill out the questionnaire. They'll start walking the neighborhood from 10 am to 1 pm.

We covered the Old Smokey story here. And there is a small video here on the subject.

For more info on Saturday's event, please call Ken at 786-218-4177

YOU MAY NOT LIFT THE PHOTOS & TEXT. IT'S COPYRIGHTED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. YOU CAN HOWEVER SHARE A STORY ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY USING THE LINKS HERE.
For linking to this one story, just click on the time it was posted & just this story will open for sharing - only through social media. Not copying and pasting.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ARE there cancer clusters in the Grove from contamination? Are current residents or park-goers at risk?

March 21, 2015 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The alleged cluster is around the site of the former incinerator, not the whole Grove.

March 21, 2015 10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has the school board tested the grounds of Carver elementary and middle schools? Are generations of school children at risk?

March 21, 2015 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Ken Russell said...

UM Epidemiology department did conduct a study and did find a cluster, but that study got shut down and the results are gone. So there is no available evidence of the actual cluster.


The UM Law Dept's Center for Ethics and Justice recently got a nice grant to re-open that study. It's focusing on the homes in the West Grove. We visited dozens of homes this morning and met people with the sad memories of growing up under the stinking billowing smoke and ash every morning.


March 21, 2015 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So wait--how far east could the cluster extend? What is the radius? How does this work? Is the stuff built up in the ground?

March 23, 2015 8:09 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home