Ann Arbor Municipal Airport (KARB) (ARB) Lead Poisoning

Ann Arbor Municipal Airport (KARB) (ARB) Lead Poisoning (html) (Wikipedia) (AirNav)
801 Airport Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

The airport is located at the intersection of State and Ellsworth Roads, just south of Interstate 94. Lead Poisoning is NOT mentioned anywhere. The public should be warned about personal injury, property damage, and the associated lead clean up and remediation costs by MDOT – the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Once informed with the true medical, scientific, and technological facts regarding lead poisoning at  Ann Arbor Municipal Airport (KARB) (ARB), NOBODY, including those in the technical community, such as librarians, teachers, engineers, police, firefighters, doctors, nurses, technicians, software developers, students, professors, and scientists, want to live, raise a family, work, or shop near any lead and chemical contamination and poisoning.

Ann Arbor Airport

Ann Arbor Municipal Airport – Wikipedia

AirNav: KARB – Ann Arbor Municipal Airport

Ann Arbor Municipal Airport – Google Maps,-83.7478442,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x883ca55f5b2e2d27:0xa671b350d8047a35!8m2!3d42.2251956!4d-83.7456555

Ann Arbor Airport (City of Ann Arbor) (airport near Ann Arbor, Michigan)
801 Airport, State & Ellsworth [map]

Corporate and private flights, air ambulance service, flight instruction, aircraft fuel, and aircraft maintenance. Charter flights provided by Flagship Private Air (926-2000). No commercial passenger service. Car rental by Alamo Rental Car, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, and National Rental (all can be reached at 769-8437). Terminal bldg. open daily 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; summer, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., (click Departments, then Airport).

Ann Arbor Airports and Airport Transportation – Ann Arbor Observer

Other nearby airports with instrument procedures:

KYIP – Willow Run Airport (10 nm E)
KDTW – Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (17 nm E)
Y47 – Oakland Southwest Airport (18 nm N)
KTTF – Custer Airport (22 nm SE)

MDOT – The Michigan Department of Transportation & Lead Poisoning

Michigan taxpayers have a right to know one of the best kept MDOT secrets of Pure Michigan: Lead Poisoning from small airplanes & helicopters using 100LL leaded aviation fuel. This is common knowledge, and is well known in the aviation industry for over a decade. Taxpayers also have a right to know they are funding their own Lead Poisoning with hard earned tax dollars. This appears to be an MDOT coverup just like the Flint Lead Poisoning Debacle all over again.

Anyone that shops, works, lives or raises a family within 3 kilometers of an airport using 100LL leaded aviation fuel should be concerned with lead and chemical contamination, including PFAS used at many airports, especially FAA Part 139 airports where PFAS use has been regular practice for several decades. Lead poisoning and chemical contamination cause personal injury, property damage, and is very expensive & time consuming to clean up and remediate around schools, playgrounds, homes, rivers, streams, ponds, lakes, parks, beaches, neighborhoods, churches, and at shutdown or otherwise abandoned airports, etc.

MDOT – The Michigan Department of Transportation has betrayed the public trust and has:

  • Utterly failed to protect vulnerable populations, including babies, young children, students, families, nursing & pregnant mothers, retired & elderly from Lead Poisoning
  • Done nothing to mitigate, investigate, or publicly acknowledge Lead Poisoning
  • Done nothing to warn anyone in the State of Michigan regarding Lead Poisoning
  • Remained silent (acquiesce), obscured, and even hidden the truth by knowingly and purposely withholdingvital information (acquiesce) from the public about ongoing Lead Poisoning of Schools and Communities.
  • Condoned, endorsed, and even promoted Special Interest & Industry Lobbyist Hobby, Sport, Recreational activities over the Health, Safety, and Welfare of vulnerable populations and the general public. The State of Michigan web site even advertises Special Interest & Industry Lobbyist events that imply Lead Poisoning is ‘ok’ with MDOT and the State of Michigan.
  • Severe conflicts of interest, e.g. friends, family, or personally belong to Special Interest & Industry Lobbyist group(s), and own, buy, sell, lease, use, charter, rent, or service aircraft and helicopters using 100LL leaded aviation fuel, rampant cronyism & favoritism, many get paid for ‘services’ by MDOT directly or indirectly thru third party contractors.
  • A focus ‘all about the money’ for ‘well to do’ people with million $ personal Helicopters, and Cirrus SR-22s starting at $539,000+, and Staudacher S600F Professional Stunt Planes.

The public is waiting as Governor Whitmer declared that she would protect the Health, Safety, and Welfare of all Michigan citizens and enforce a strict code of Ethics that is badly needed within MDOT.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOTBureaucracy, as with all public servants, must abide by the highest standards of the State of Michigan (SoM) set forth by Governor Whitmer to Protect the Health, Safety, and Welfare [PressRelease] [html] [pdf] and enforce a strict code of [Ethics] and be held accountable for knowingly remaining silent (acquiesce) while contributing to the sum of Community Health, Safety, & Welfare negligence & malpractice, financial waste, misuse of taxpayer funds and the consequences of public funding abuse (html)!

Nearby Ann Arbor Public Schools Considered ‘Collateral Damage’ by MDOT Leaded 100LL Aviation Fuel Tetraethyl Lead Poisoning Negligence and Malpractice

Ann Arbor Public Schools (html) (Wikipedia)
2555 South State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The City of Ann Arbor Michigan and the University of Michigan Utterly Fail to Address Tetraethyl Lead Poisoning and Unsustainable Ann Arbor Airport (ARB) (KARB)

Some great first steps, but both parties avoid addressing the ‘hard topics’. Eventually taxpayers and students will realize they their trust has been broken as the City of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan have long been aware of this major source Tetraethyl Lead Poisoning at this airport and it’s unsustainability for over a decade.

Jun 02, 2020 – Ann Arbor, Michigan unanimously adopts ambitious roadmap to carbon-neutrality (html) –

  • City of Ann Arbor, Michigan – Sustainability (html).
  • A2ZERO – Ann Arbor Michigan Sustainability and Carbon Neutral Climate Resiliency Plan (html).
  • Draft plan that was rejected (pdf)
  • Adopted final version – Ann Arbor Carbon Neutrality Plan (version 3.0) (pdf)
  • Ann Arbor’s Living Carbon Neutrality Plan April 2020.
  • A2Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan Version 3.0 (pdf).
  • Office of Sustainability and Innovations ​has developed a 5 Year Workplan (pdf)
  • Changes from Version 1.0 May 27th Memo on A2Zero Plan 2.0.pdf (pdf)

Missy Stults, Sustainability and Innovations Manager

Emily Drennen, Sustainability Analyst

City of Ann Arbor (html), Mayor Christopher Taylor (html).

April 22, 2020 – Ann Arbor, MI City Council rejects $1B climate plan (html) | Smart Cities Dive. The draft plan, titled “A2Zero: Equitable• Sustainable • Transformative” (pdf) has six core strategies to achieving that goal: powering the electric grid with renewables; electrifying appliances and vehicles; improving buildings’ energy efficiency; reducing miles traveled in personal vehicles; changing waste disposal and reuse methods; and enhancing resilience.

City of Ann Arbor Approves A2 Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan (html) | WEMU

DTE Energy raises concerns about Ann Arbor’s plan for 100% renewable energy  (html) –

The University of Michigan

President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality releases second interim report, enters final phase (html) | The Michigan Daily. University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel (html) launched the commission in February 2019 to create a plan for the University to become carbon-neutral by 2030.

U-M President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality (html) | Planet Blue (html). President’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality, University of Michigan,

Spring 2020 Interim Progress Report, June 4, 2020, (pdf).