Willow Run Airport is an airport in Van Buren Charter Township and Ypsilanti Township, near Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States, and serves freight, corporate, and general aviation. Due to its proximity to Detroit Metropolitan Airport, no major airlines schedule passenger flights to or from Willow Run.
Once informed with the true medical, scientific, and technological facts regarding lead poisoning at Willow Run Airport (KYIP) (YIP), 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.
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 (MDOT) Bureaucracy, 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)!
Seven Killed, many critically injured in World War II-Era Plane Crash. Nobody should be be flying 70-year-old planes!
This is not to mention the massive amount of Tetraethyl Lead dumped on the communities & neighborhoods below.
- B-17 plane crash at Bradley Airport: Are old bombers safe to fly
- At Least Seven Killed in World War II-Era Plane Crash in Connecticut
- WWII-era bomber crashes, killing at least 7 – YouTube
- Deadly Crash Of WWII-Era Bomber Wasn’t The First Accident For Mass. Foundation | Bostonomix
- Crash raises a question: Should people really be flying 70-year-old planes? – Los Angeles Times
- 7 dead, 7 injured in crash of World War II bomber at Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport – Chicago Tribune
- NTSB investigating whether B-17 that crashed at Bradley International Airport Wednesday had engine trouble prior to takeoff – Hartford Courant
- Vintage World War II-Era Plane Crashes at Connecticut Airport | PEOPLE.com
- Deadly B-17 Crash Raises Questions About Vintage Aircraft | Time
Nearby Ypsilanti, Lincoln Consolidated, Superior Township, Sumpter Township, Huron and Airport School District Schools Considered ‘Collateral Damage’ by MDOT Leaded 100LL Aviation Fuel Tetraethyl Lead Poisoning Negligence and Malpractice