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Collection Inventory

Series I. Minutes, 1985-1997

Scope and Content Notes:

Minutes from regular meetings, executive board meetings, and special meetings are filed together. Regular meetings were held on the second Monday of each month, Executive Board meetings were held weekly, and special meetings were called when situations arose that needed immediate attention from the members of the group. Minutes are arranged chronologically by year. Hand-written notes from some meetings and some financial reports are also found in this series.


Box 1
Folder 1-13 Minutes, 1985-1997
Folder 14-16 Hand-written notes from meetings, 1985-1997

Series II. Office Files, 1974-2004

Scope and Content Notes:

The bulk of this series comes from files which were kept in the CRY office. All of the main concerns of the organization are represented in this series, often under more than one heading. It also contains incomplete samples of financial records (mostly accounting ledgers), and information about CRY's status as a charitable organization, including the strategies they used for fundraising. There are records of specific activities and protests organized to raise public awareness, and many files containing writings of individual members, filed under their surnames. Other contents include research files on subjects relevant to the group's mission, administrative and operational records, and information about other environmental activist organizations, including the Pennsylvania Environmental Network and the Citizens' Clearinghouse for Hazardous Wastes. The files dealing with legislative acts do not contain copies of the acts themselves.

Folder 17 Accounting Ledgers, 1985-1998
Folder 18 Activities
Folder 19 Addresses (CRY Members)
Folder 20 Addresses (Yukon)
Folder 21 Affidavit of Appeal
Folder 22 Alice Watershed
Folder 23 Air (Indoor)
Folder 24 Air Quality
Folder 25 Air Quality Services, Ltd.
Folder 26 Ammunition Against DER and MS
Folder 27 Annual Reports
Folder 28 Anto
Folder 29 Application for Solid Waste Disposal Permit
Folder 30 Appraisers - Julian Fine
Folder 31 Articles of Incorporation
Folder 32 Arway, John - Fisheries Biologist

Box 2
Folder 1 ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)
Folder 2 ATSDR - Nov 18, 1991
Folder 3 Attendance Sheets
Folder 4 Attorney General Preate
Folder 5 Auditor General
Folder 6 Babich
Folder 7 Barauskas III Joseph Report
Folder 8 Bazala
Folder 9 Berman Report
Folder 10 Bingo
Folder 11-12 BFI (Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc.)
Folder 13 Birthday Balloon Launch
Folder 14 Board Members
Folder 15-17 Bolef, Dan
Folder 18 Bolef, Dan: Notes for Extended Treatment of Law Forum Article
Folder 19 Bolef, Dan: DER Protocols
Folder 20-21 Bolk family
Folder 22 Budget Information
Folder 23 Bulger, Pa.
Folder 24-25 Bulk Mailing Information
Folder 26 Bullfrog Films
Folder 27-28 By-Laws
Folder 29 Capitol Building Map and Directions
Folder 30 Casey, Governor - Relocation, etc.
Folder 31 Casey Form Letters
Folder 32 Casey Letters
Folder 33 Casey Wanted Posters
Folder 34 Casey X
Folder 35 CATS (Citizens Against Toxic Sites)
Folder 36-38 CCHW (Citizens' Clearinghouse for Hazardous Wastes)

Box 3
Folder 1 Cement Kilns
Folder 2 Certificate of Achievement
Folder 3 Chambers, Atwoods
Folder 4 Charitable Organization status (including small games of chance)
Folder 5-17 CHD (Campaign for Human Development) Grants, 1986-1992
Folder 18 Chelation
Folder 19 Chem Nuclear Systems, Inc.
Folder 20 Chemical Information
Folder 21 Citizens' Advisory Council to DER, 1983-1984
Folder 22-24 Citizens' Complaint Forms (DER)
Folder 25 Citizens' Complaints of Dust Clouds

Box 4
Folder 1 Clarion - Directions to
Folder 2 Cleanup Options
Folder 3 Clinton-Gore, letters to
Folder 4 Closure #5 - Misc.
Folder 5 Coburn Case - Attorney Albert J. Slapp
Folder 6 Collins, Ed
Folder 7 Collins, Ed: Post-CRY Files, Last Gasps, 1996-2004
Folder 8 Collins, Ed: Post-CRY Files, Clinic, 1996-2004
Folder 9-10 Collins, Ed: Post-CRY Files, DEP, 1996-2004
Folder 11 Collins, Ed: Post-CRY Files, Public Participation, 1996-2004
Folder 12 Collins, Ed: Post-CRY Files, Dave Kodrin (PEN, Grants), 1996-2004
Folder 13 Collins, Ed: Post-CRY Files, Yukon Community Clinic Letter, 1996-2004
Folder 14 Commissioners' Meeting, February 25, 1993
Folder 15 Community Organization
Folder 16 Compost Patch
Folder 17 Consent Order, 1974
Folder 18 Consent Orders
Folder 19 Conservation Report - Camille George
Folder 20-21 Contacts
Folder 22 Contaminants
Folder 23 Contaminated Homes - Memo, August 1985
Folder 24 Cookbook Information
Folder 25 Correspondence - General
Folder 26 Correspondence - Government
Folder 27 County Commissioners
Folder 28-30 CRY Core Files
Folder 31 CRY - CNN
Folder 32 CRY - Early '87, 1987
Folder 33 CRY - What It Is
Folder 34 CWAP (Clean Water Action Project)
Folder 35 DER Shutdown of MS, 1991-1992
Folder 36 De-watering of Western Lagoon #6
Folder 37 Dickinson College
Folder 38 Dioxin Treatment
Folder 39 DUQ
Folder 40 Duritsa "Hanging"
Folder 41-42 Earth Day
Folder 43 Emergency Evacuation Plan, 1987
Folder 44 Emissions
Folder 45 Envirite Corporation

Box 5
Folder 1 Environmental Health Network
Folder 2 EHB (Environmental Hearing Board)
Folder 3 Environmental Organizations
Folder 4 Environmental Pamphlets
Folder 5-6 EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
Folder 7 Environmental Task Force
Folder 8 Environmental Testing
Folder 9 EQB and Citing Criteria
Folder 10 FASE (Foundation for Achievments in Science and Education)
Folder 11 Fiberglass and Cancer
Folder 12 Fluoride Toxicity
Folder 13 Free-COL Labs: Analytical Report
Folder 14 GASP (Group Against Smog and Pollution)
Folder 15 Geology Reports
Folder 16 Gibbs - Photo
Folder 17 Global Warming Watch
Folder 18 Golf Tournament, 1996
Folder 19-22 Grants
Folder 23 Greenpeace
Folder 24 Groundwater
Folder 25 Groundwater Conference Notes
Folder 26 Guest Speakers - Bios
Folder 27 Harper, Barbara (DER Toxicologist)
Folder 28 Harris, Glen (Clippings)
Folder 29 Hazardous Materials Incident Reports
Folder 30 Health
Folder 31 Health Clinic
Folder 32-33 Inspection Reports
Folder 34 Japanese Information of Hazardous Waste
Folder 35 Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Folder 36-37 Kautz, Tim and Sandy

Box 6
Folder 1 King, Linda (Compiled by Dan Bolef)
Folder 2 Kiwanis
Folder 3 Korber, Diane
Folder 4 Kostmayer, Peter H.
Folder 5 Kukovich, Allen
Folder 6 Lagoon #5 - Closure
Folder 7-8 Landfills - Existing and Proposed
Folder 9 Lappe Report Proof
Folder 10 Letters (Health - from Doctors)
Folder 11 Letters to Editor ( Tribune Review)
Folder 12 Liner Information
Folder 13 Love Canal
Folder 14 LuLu Dilemma
Folder 15 Manderino
Folder 16 Mihalich, Herman
Folder 17-18 McDonald Report
Folder 19 McToxins - Styrofoam
Folder 20 Media Information
Folder 21 Medical Waste
Folder 22 Member Lists
Folder 23 Mill Service Customer List
Folder 24 Mill Service Expansion - Map
Folder 25 Mine Permit Information - DER
Folder 26 Miranda, Dr.
Folder 27 Municipal Landfill - Pa. Permit Procedure
Folder 28 Municipal Waste Information
Folder 29 Murphy, Austin J. (Information prepared for)
Folder 30-31 Newsletters
Folder 32 Nuclear Accidents and Safety
Folder 33 Office Staff
Folder 34 Ometz, Lewis
Folder 35 Omni Report
Folder 36 Organizations and their Member Addresses
Folder 37 Organizing Information
Folder 38 Pathway - Bazala's, 2/5/94
Folder 39 PCB's
Folder 40-44 PEN (Pennsylvania Environmental Network)

Box 7
Folder 1 Pennsylvania State Study - Revitalization of Coal Mine Areas
Folder 2 Permit #6
Folder 3 Pesticides
Folder 4 Petitions, Signed
Folder 5 Phelps, Gail
Folder 6-8 Political Letters
Folder 9-10 Polluter of the Month Award
Folder 11 Polluters Plan
Folder 12 Popular Epidemiology
Folder 13 Pornography Shop
Folder 14 Poster Contest
Folder 15 Project Planning Out Time
Folder 16-17 Public Hearing/Proposal Facility
Folder 18 Public Relations
Folder 19 PUC Information
Folder 20 Putting the Heat on Polluters
Folder 21-24 Quarterly Reports, 1986-1993
Folder 25 Questions to Ask
Folder 26 Radioactive Waste
Folder 27-28 RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) Reports, 1986
Folder 29 Real Estate Information
Folder 30 Recycling

Box 8
Folder 1 Regulating Low Level Radioactive Waste in Pa. (DER meeting)
Folder 2-4 Relocation
Folder 5 Residual Waste Beneficial Use Approvals - Mill Service
Folder 6 Resignations - CRY Board Members
Folder 7 Right to Know Information
Folder 8 Rupp, David and Carol
Folder 9 Rupp, Ray
Folder 10 Resolution - Westmoreland County Commissioners
Folder 11 SARA - Title III (Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act)
Folder 12 Seton Hill Information
Folder 13 Sierra Club
Folder 14 Siting Criteria
Folder 15-16 Skits
Folder 17 "SLAPPy" Company index (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation)
Folder 18 Soil Sampling Plan - DER
Folder 19 Solid Waste Disposal Act
Folder 20 Solid Waste Permit #301671 - Minor Permit Modification
Folder 21 Songsheets
Folder 22 South Huntingdon Cancer Mortality Rate
Folder 23 South Huntington Supervisor, Hempfield Mill Service Water Lines
Folder 24 Specter, Arlen
Folder 25-27 Steck, Diana, including correspondence
Folder 28 Stewardship (Christian ecological ministry)
Folder 29 Strahl, Frank and Gretchen
Folder 30 Stress Workshop Notes
Folder 31-32 Superfund
Folder 33 Sweeper Bag Tests
Folder 34 Sworn Statements
Folder 35 Take Pride in America 7th National Awards Program
Folder 36 Three-Mile Island
Folder 37-38 Thornburgh, Governor

Box 9
Folder 1-3 Tolerance and Civil Rights (Ku Klux Klan invasion and protest), 1997
Folder 4 Town Meeting, 1/31/91
Folder 5 Toxic Chemicals
Folder 6 Toxological Evaluation
Folder 7-8 User Fees
Folder 9 Violations, Notice of - DER
Folder 10 Waste Codes
Folder 11 Waste Management, Inc.
Folder 12 Waste Reduction
Folder 13 Water Information
Folder 14-16 Westinghouse, Incinerator, Research Permit
Folder 17 Wetlands
Folder 18 Wofford, Senator
Folder 19 Yearly Reports
Folder 20 Yough School District Farm
Folder 21 Yukon Site History
Folder 22-23 Zoning and Planning

Series III. Health and Environmental Testing

Scope and Content Notes:

The possibility of compensation for the residents of Yukon for health damages rested mainly on the results of a DER-commissioned health study of South Huntingdon Township, in which Yukon is located. This study was conducted from 1986 to 1988. Several other tests and surveys were conducted around the Yukon area in order to determine the extent of pollution coming from the dump site and the effects of the pollution on the health of residents. Some were conducted by the DER and some were commissioned by CRY from independent contractors in hopes that the results would provide more conclusive evidence to support the group's claims in court. Additional documentation of other environmental tests can be found in series IV.

Folder 24 Air Tests of Homes
Folder 25 Animal Testing
Folder 26 Basement Test (ATSDR), 1991
Folder 27 Citizens' Environmental Lab - Reports
Folder 28 Cokeburg and Yukon Health Studies

Box 10
Folder 1 Cancer Study Information
Folder 2 Cancer Mortality in South Huntingdon Township
Folder 3 Cancer and Other Diseases
Folder 4 Comments of CCHW - Health Survey
Folder 5 Diana's Family Health
Folder 6 Dr. Miranda
Folder 7 Environmental Testing, various
Folder 8-9 Epidemiology Studies
Folder 10-11 Health Departments - Correspondence
Folder 12 Health, Pa. Department of
Folder 13 Health Effects of Toxic Chemicals
Folder 14 Health File
Folder 15 Health Questionnaire
Folder 16 Health Replies from Doctors
Folder 17-21 Health Studies and Surveys
Folder 22 Industrial Testing (Texaco)
Folder 23 K-Chem Lab Testing - Kodrin
Folder 24 Lappe, Dr. M, Health Report
Folder 25 Miscellaneous Tests - Sources Not Named
Folder 26 Mortality Rate in Yukon
Folder 27 Robertson, Greg (DER) - Testing Methods
Folder 28 Soil Tests
Folder 29-30 VOC
Folder 31 Water Tests
Folder 32-36 Drinking Water Tests - Domestic Wells

Box 11
Folder 1-9 Groundwater Tests, Mill Service
Folder 10 Yukon Health Study
Folder 11 Yukon Mortality and Death Certificates

Series IV. Mill Service, Inc. and Environmental Pollution

Scope and Content Notes:

Many of the records in this series specifically relate to permits granted to Mill Service by the Department of Environmental Resources (DER), and the monitoring of their procedures and operations in order to detect pollution and safety hazards. Mill Service's Yukon facility and a separate facility in Bulger, Pa. were repeatedly found to be in violation of permit terms over their years of operation. In 1985, the DER issued Consent Orders for the two facilities, which allowed their continued operations, providing proof of Mill Service's on-going actions to redress past and current environmental pollution. A copy of this consent order can be found in Series VI (Litigation). Much of the series also documents the plan, proposed by Mill Service, Inc. in 1985, to close one of the waste lagoons, Impoundment No. 5, and the creation in 1987 of a new lagoon, Impoundment No. 6, by a combination of strip mining and blasting.

Folder 12 Allegheny Ludlum Pickle Liquor
Folder 13 Assessment Charge - Mill Service
Folder 14-22 Attachments - Plans for waste impoundments
Folder 23 Bender, Carl - letters from
Folder 24 Benefit Fee Reports, 1989-1990
Folder 25 Blast Proposal Notice
Folder 26 Bulger
Folder 27 Case Studies
Folder 28 Chemical Analysis of Different Companies and Consultant Reports
Folder 29 Civil Penalty Payment $250,000
Folder 30 Closure Cost Estimates
Folder 31 Closure Info
Folder 32 Closure Plan #5
Folder 33 Compliance History Form C
Folder 34 Closure #6 Final Design Report
Folder 35 Construction #6
Folder 36-39 Correspondence, Mill Service - Internal and Political, 1972-1991
Folder 40 Customers (of Mill Service, Inc.)
Folder 41 Dike Stability

Box 12
Folder 1 Discharge Monitoring Reports, 1980-1992
Folder 2 Domestic Well Survey - Mill Service
Folder 3 Economic Impairment Study
Folder 4 EPA Organic and Inorganic Analysis Report
Folder 5 EPA Site Inspection of Mill Service
Folder 6-8 EPA Toxic Inventory
Folder 9 Evaluation of Chemistry and Industrial Processes at Mill Service
Folder 10-11 Exposure Information Reports
Folder 12 Fact Sheets
Folder 13 Financial Responsibility Documents, 1985-1986
Folder 14 Furnace Dusts
Folder 15 Hazardous Waste Facilities Plan Comments
Folder 16 Hazardous Waste Inspection Report
Folder 17 Hazard Code - Waste Transport
Folder 18 Hazardous Waste Types
Folder 19 Hydrogeological Report, 1984
Folder 20 Hydrogeological Assessment for #5
Folder 21 Hydrogeological Report for #6, 1985
Folder 22 Impoundment #5 Inspections
Folder 23 Impoundment #5 Leachate Characterization
Folder 24-28 Impoundment #6 Application

Box 13
Folder 1 Impoundment #6 Groundwater Monitoring System Installation
Folder 2 Impoundment #6 Information
Folder 3 Impoundment #6 Inspection
Folder 4 Incentives for New Facility
Folder 5 Industrial Waste Disposal at Permitted Sites
Folder 6 Interim Operating Guidance
Folder 7 Lime Stabilization
Folder 8-12 Maps
Folder 13 Mill Service Background by David Free
Folder 14 Mill Service Blasting Permit
Folder 15 Mill Service Bulger Violations
Folder 16 Mill Service Compliance Problems
Folder 17 Mill Service Employee Absence Record
Folder 18 Mill Service Inspection Reports, 1991
Folder 19 Mill Service History by Diana Steck
Folder 20 Mill Service Mining, Blasting Information
Folder 21 Mill Service Permit "File #2"
Folder 22 NUS-TDD #F3-8308-23 Report (Site inspection)
Folder 23 Pathways
Folder 24-31 Permits

Box 14
Folder 1-2 Permits
Folder 3 Pollutional Study of Mill Service
Folder 4-5 Post-Closure Plan #5
Folder 6 Pre-blast survey
Folder 7 Quality Assurance - Review for Organics
Folder 8 RCRA Facility Assessment - Phase II Report
Folder 9 Replies to Mill Service
Folder 10-13 Reports
Folder 14 Sampling and Analysis Procedure #6
Folder 15 Sanitary Survey Forms
Folder 16 Summary of Penetrometer Tests
Folder 17 Tank Information #4
Folder 18 Toxic Chemical Release Inventory and Report
Folder 19 Transporter Contingency Plan
Folder 20 Waste Characteristics #6
Folder 21 Waste Generators
Folder 22-23 Water Storage and Hauling
Folder 24 Water Analysis Report

Series V. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), formerly Department of Environmental Resources (DER)

Scope and Content Notes:

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is the government agency responsible for regulating the operations of businesses that have an impact on the environment. They maintain a website at: http://www.dep.state.pa.us. The DEP has the authority to issue, suspend, and revoke permits for storage and treatment of various kinds of wastes and for other related operations. In this role and as the host of the Environmental Hearing Board until 1988, the formerly named Department of Environmental Resources was the main agency that CRY dealt with in its mission to close down Mill Service's waste storage site in Yukon. The Department changed its name to the Department of Environmental Protection in 1995. These files hold correspondence between DER officials, Mill Service personnel, CRY members, and others; records of public meetings held between DER and CRY; and information on various operations conducted by the DER. It overlaps Series IV somewhat in its scope.

Folder 25-26 Correspondence: Various
Folder 27-32 Correspondence: CRY and its members
Folder 33-35 Correspondence: Duritsa, Charles and Bender, Carl
Folder 36-39 Correspondence: Mill Service, Inc.

Box 15
Folder 1-2 Correspondence: Attorneys for CRY (Phelps, Gail and Ging, Robert)
Folder 3-6 Correspondence: Politicians
Folder 7 Draft Risk Assessment for Hazardous Waste Incineration
Folder 8-9 Impoundment #6 - Inspection
Folder 10-15 Meetings - CRY and DER, 1987-1994
Folder 16 Municipal Waste Regulations
Folder 17-18 Permits
Folder 19 Press Releases and Clippings
Folder 20-23 Reports
Folder 24 Soil Information
Folder 25 Standards
Folder 26-27 Waste Analysis and Classification

Series VI. Litigation

Scope and Content Notes:

These records document CRY's legal challenges to Mill Service, Inc.'s waste disposal operations in southwest Pennsylvania from 1986 through 1994. One of the main cases was first brought to the Environmental Hearing Board (EHB), a distinct judicial arm of the DER (now DEP), by CRY and Westmoreland County to challenge the legitimacy of permits granted by the DER to Mill Service for waste disposal, construction, and mining. Another main case represented was brought by Yukon residents petitioning for relief or compensation from Mill Service for deleterious effects to health and property values (multiple complaints were soon consolidated). Suits were also filed by Mill Service and the DER against CRY and its members in response to disruptive demonstrations staged near Mill Service and DER properties. Though CRY's challenges to Mill Service's permits resulted in periods of temporary suspension for the company, the allegations of unlawful conduct were never resolved in CRY's favor, and a protracted series of appeals was finally abandoned in 1994 when CRY's finances did not allow for counsel. The DER ultimately approved all Mill Service operations based on the Consent Order and amendments.

Appeals of EHB decisions are heard in Pa. Commonwealth Court. Challenges and petitions for relief were heard variously in the Courts of Common Pleas of Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh, and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Not all actions were pursued to definitive decision; several were dismissed or dropped after relatively short periods of time. Legal briefs, complaints, motions and appeals are arranged chronologically and secondarily by docket or case number. In instances of transfer between courts, or consolidation, several different case or docket numbers may be assigned to a single general legal action. There is also a section of legal correspondence, mostly to and from CRY's attorneys: Gail Phelps until 1988, Robert J. Ging from 1988 to 1994.

Folder 28 Outline of EHB Appeal Process
Folder 29 Mill Service Consent Agreements with EPA/DER, 1975-1976
Folder 30 Consent Orders, Pa. DER v. Mill Service, Inc. Nos. 1406-07 C.D. 1985 in the Commonwealth Court of Pa.., May 24, 1985
Folder 31 Amendment No. 1 to Consent Order and Adjudication, In the Matter of Mill Service, May 14, 1990
Folder 32 Legal Statement to Support Pa.'s Final Authorization of the Hazardous Waste Management Program, October 1985
Folder 33-35 Babich (et al.) v. Mill Service (et al.). Civil Division No. 2070 of 1985 in the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland Co., 1985-1988
Folder 36 Health Surveys- Kodrin, 1986
Folder 37 Co. of Westmoreland V. Mill Service, No. 8075 of 1985 in Court of Common Please of Westmoreland Co., Complaint in Equity, 1985
Folder 38 Seaton v. Mill Service, No. 8107 of 1986 in the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland Co., 1986
Folder 39 Babich (et al.) v. Mill Service (et al.). C.A. No. 87-0210 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pa., 1987-1989
Folder 40 Copies of Pa. DER Permits (to Mill Service for Impoundment No. 6) Nos. 301071, E65-164, D-65-163, and (65) 65-84-8-2, August 6, 1986
Folder 41 Notice of Appeal of Permits by CRY (et al.), in the matter of CRY v. Pa. DER before the EHB in the matter of Mill Service, Sept. 3, 1986
Folder 42 Notice of Appeal of Permits by Westmoreland Co., Sept. 5, 1986
Folder 43 CRY (et al.) v. Mill Service in the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland Co., Complaint, 1986

Box 16
Folder 1 EHB No. 86-154-R
Folder 2-7 CRY, et al., v. Pa. DER and Mill Service, EHB No. 86-513-R (Consolidated with 86-438-R to 86-512-R), AND Westmoreland Co. v. Pa. DER and Mill Service, EHB No. 86-515-R, 1986-1990
Folder 8-10 Mill Service v. Pa. DER (and CRY, intervener), EHB No. 86-514-R, 1986-1987
Folder 11 CRY v. Pa. DER (and Mill Service, intervener), EHB No. 89-113-F, 1989
Folder 12 CRY v. Pa. DER, EHB No. 89-133-W (later consolidated EHB 89-513-R), 1989
Folder 13-14 CRY v. Pa. DER and Mill Service, EHB No. 86-513-MJ, 1990-1993
Folder 15 Mill Service v. Pa. DER, EHB No. 87-438-R, 1988
Folder 16 Steck v. Mill Service et al., No. 4646 of 1989, in the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland Co., 1989
Folder 17 Petition for Writ of Certorari by the Pa. DER, Docket No. 06105-1989 in the Civil Division, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny Co., 1989
Folder 18 Petition for Writ of Certorari by the Pa. DER, No. S.A. 2636-89 in the Civil Division, Statutory Appeals, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny Co., 1989
Folder 19 Mill Service v. CRY (et al.), No. 7195 of 1989 in the Civil Division, Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland Co., 1989-1991
Folder 20 CRY v. Pa. DER and Mill Service, EHB Notice of Appeal, May 1989
Folder 21-22 CRY v. Pa. DER and Mill Service, EHB No. 89-133-MJ, 1990-1993
Folder 23-24 CRY and Westmoreland Co. v. Pa. DER and Mill Service, No. 458 C.D. 1993 and No. 501 C.D. 1993 in the Commonwealth Court of Pa., 1993-1994
Folder 25 CRY v. Pa. DER and Mill Service, No. 1986 C.D. 1993 in the Commonwealth Court of Pa., 1993-1994

Box 17
Folder 1 CRY v. Pa. DER and Mill Service, No. 634 W.D. Allocatur Docket 1994 in the Supreme Court of Pa., 1994-1995
Folder 2 CRY v. Pa. DER, No. 14 W.D. Appeal Docket 1995 in the Supreme Court of Pa., 1995
Folder 3-8 CRY et al. v. Mill Service, C.A. No. 90-0923 in U.S. District Court, 3rd Circuit, for Western District of Pa.., 1990
Folder 9-12 CRY (et al.) v. Mill Service, No. 3078 of 1990 in the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland Co., 1990-1993
Folder 13 Mill Service v. CRY (et al.) and Pa. DER, No. 2506 C.D. 1991 in the Commonwealth Court of Pa., 1992
Folder 14 Mill Service v. CRY (et al.), No. 632 W.D. Allocatur Docket in the Supreme Court of Pa., 1992
Folder 15-17 CRY (et al.) v. Mill Service, No. 0005 W.D. Appeal Docket 1993 in the Supreme Court of Pa., 1993
Folder 18 CRY et al. v. Mill Service and Pa. DER, No. 247 M.D. 1994 in the Supreme Court of Pa., 1994
Folder 19 CRY v. Pa. DER, Mill Service, petitioner, No. 621 W.D. Allocatur Docket 1995 in the Supreme Court of Pa., 1995
Folder 20 Notice of Appeal of Permit No. 301071 and Modification, Request for Public Hearing, 1991
Folder 21 CRY v. Pa. DER, EHB No. 91-544-MJ, 1991-1992
Folder 22 CRY (and Westmoreland Co). v. Pa. DER and Mill Service, EHB No. 92-106-MJ, 1992-1995
Folder 23 Mill Service v. Pa. DER, EHB No. 92-251-MJ, 1993
Folder 24-27 CRY v. Pa. DER (and Mill Service), EHB No. 92-249-MJ, 1992-1993
Folder 28 EHB Jan 1995 and DIB - Scurrilous Comments, 1995
Folder 29 Property Tax Assessments/Appeals, 1990-1997
Folder 30 IRS Tax Assessment, 1993
Folder 31 Commonwealth of Pa. v. Frank Trputec, No. 00802 Pittsburgh, 1986 in the Superior Court of Pa., May 1987

Box 18
Folder 1-3 City of Coatesville v. Delaware Container Co., Nos. 88-1688, 88-1763, 88-1816 in the U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, Eastern District of Pa." Brief of Amicus Curiae" (Manderino and CRY, Pa. DER), 1987-1989
Folder 4 Envirotrol v. Paul Morack, et al., No. 1866-1991 in the Civil Div., Court of Common Pleas of Beaver Co., 1991
Folder 5 Alice Water Protection Assoc. v. Commonwealth of Pa., Pa. DEP, and Amerikohl Mining, EHB No. 95-112-R, "Brief of Amicus Curiae" (CRY, et al.)
Folder 6 Mill Service, Inc. Benefit Fee Case
Folder 7 Ging Policy Legislation, 1989-1991
Folder 8 Litigation Notes
Folder 9 Public Interest Law Group
Folder 10-12 Correspondence: Phelps, Gail
Folder 13-27 Correspondence: Ging, Robert

Series VII. News Releases and Clippings

Scope and Content Notes:

Media coverage of the group and its activities served to publicize CRY's mission, and was a primary factor in the group's effectiveness. The group put out news releases and kept copies of them, along with clippings and copies of articles and cartoons published in Western Pennsylvania regional newspapers, and local and national magazines. These clippings represent public perceptions of CRY and Mill Service, Inc., and chronicle key activities and events, including public protests, citizen actions, the process of legal petitions, and town meetings, as well as developments at Mill Service's Yukon site, from CRY's inception in 1985 through 2001. Other topics covered by the articles include a government investigation and reorganization of the State of Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Resources (DER), and contemporary citizens' groups and legal actions aimed at environmental protection and clean-up nation-wide. The articles focus on environmental issues in the Appalachian region, notably the Youghiogheny River and Sewickley Creek watersheds. Files are arranged chronologically by year.

Folder 28-39 News Releases, 1985-1993

Box 19
Folder 1-7 News Clippings, 1984-1989

Box 20
Folder 1-6 News Clippings, 1990-1997
Folder 7-11 News Clippings, including Cartoons, undated

Series VIII. Files from the office of Pa. Representative Manderino

Scope and Content Notes:

CRY wrote to many politicians to raise awareness of their situation and garner support for their mission. They specifically sought to form relationships with state legislators, and State Representative James J. Manderino became one of their dedicated allies. He and his executive assistant Herman Mihalich (later a Representative himself) kept files pertaining to their dealings with and on behalf of CRY, and these are arranged alphabetically and later by subject. The photographs of the Mill Service site in the first part are generally in poor condition and with little identification.


Box 21
Folder 1 Articles (News Clippings)
Folder 2 Blasting Permit
Folder 3 Bolk
Folder 4 Casey, Governor and EPA - Letters to
Folder 5 Citizens of Area
Folder 6 Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
Folder 7 Consent Orders
Folder 8 Correspondence
Folder 9 Court Cases
Folder 10 CRY
Folder 12 DER
Folder 12 EPA
Folder 13 Groundwater Remediation
Folder 14 Hazardous Waste Permit
Folder 15 Health Department
Folder 16 Health Study
Folder 17-18 Herman (Mihalich)
Folder 19 Insurance

Box 22
Folder 1 Lagoon #5
Folder 2 Lagoon #6
Folder 3 Maps
Folder 4 Memos
Folder 5-6 Mill Service
Folder 7-8 Mill Service Interim Status
Folder 9-12 Mill Service Permits
Folder 13 Miscellaneous/Yukon Acid Plant
Folder 14 Pictures
Folder 15 Press Releases
Folder 16 Regulations
Folder 17 Reports/Studies

Box 23
Folder 1 RCRA Complaint
Folder 2 Solid Waste Disposal Permit
Folder 3-4 Surface Mining Permit
Folder 5 Acid Rain
Folder 6 Chesapeake Bay (Cleanup)
Folder 7 Coal
Folder 8 Energy Partners/TAS Systems
Folder 9 Environmental Education
Folder 10 Incineration
Folder 11 Landfill
Folder 12 Low-Level Radioactive Disposal
Folder 13 Municipal Waste Dumps
Folder 14 OSHA Right to Know
Folder 15 Recycling
Folder 16 Superfund

Box 24
Folder 1 South Huntingdon Township
Folder 2 Toxic Health Advisory Committee
Folder 3 University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Folder 4 Waste Permits - Non-hazardous
Folder 5 Westmoreland County
Folder 6 Westmoreland County DA
Folder 7 Wetlands
Folder 8 Yukon Residents
Folder 9 Yukon/South Huntingdon Water

Box 25
Folder 1 CRY Activities: Yukon/Babich
Folder 2 CRY Activities: Mill Service Insurance Documents
Folder 3 CRY Activities: CRY Health Study
Folder 4 CRY Activities: CRY Mill Service
Folder 5 CRY Activities: CRY News Releases
Folder 6 CRY Activities: CRY Yukon
Folder 7 CRY Activities: Environmental Hearing Board

Subseries Mill Service Blasting Operations

Folder 13 Environmental Studies- Water Studies
Folder 14 Environmental Studies- Pa. Potential Hazardous Sites - 1981 List, 1981
Folder 15 Environmental Studies- 1981 Superfund EPA States Cooperative Agreements, 1981
Folder 16 Environmental Studies- Armco
Folder 17 Environmental Studies- Wetlands
Folder 18 Litigation Against Mill Service, Inc.- Docket #86-514-R
Folder 19 Litigation Against Mill Service, Inc.- Newspaper Clippings
Folder 20 Litigation Against Mill Service, Inc.- Commonwealth Court CD 1406-85
Folder 21 Litigation Against Mill Service, Inc.- Maps
Folder 22 Litigation Against Mill Service, Inc.- Bulger Consent Order
Folder 23 Litigation Against Mill Service, Inc.- Sludge Samples
Folder 24 Litigation Against Mill Service, Inc.- Complaint CA 87-0210
Folder 25 Litigation Against Mill Service, Inc.- Ellyn Weiss (research attorney)
Folder 26 Litigation Against Mill Service, Inc.- Plaintiff's Response to motion 12 B (1) (5) (6)
Folder 27 Litigation Against Mill Service, Inc.- Mill Service Response to Motion 2-24-87
Folder 28 Litigation Against Mill Service, Inc.- Babich
Folder 29 Litigation Against Mill Service, Inc.- Complaint 87-0210, Babich 86-1205
Folder 30 Litigation Against Mill Service, Inc.- Mill Service Insurance - Babich 86-1205
Folder 31 Litigation Against Mill Service, Inc.- Mihalich, Herman
Folder 32 Litigation Against Mill Service, Inc.- David W. Free, Report

Series IX. Medical Records

Scope and Content Notes:

Medical records consist of laboratory and physician's reports, patient histories, signed doctor and patient statements, and correspondence concerning residents of Yukon, Pa., and surrounding areas, who believed they were suffering negative health consequences of exposure to pollutants. Reports deal with toxicology and tissue analysis, and the treatment of respiratory ailments, hepatitis, anemia, and cancers. Correspondence largely deals with patient and attorney requests for records, and patient and physician forms of consent, which qualified the reports for use as evidence in CRY's court proceedings. Copies of medical files were submitted to CRY attorney Robert Ging, Esq.

In order to protect the privacy of individuals involved, and in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), these records are restricted and closed to researchers until further notice.

Box 26 Medical Records [RESTRICTED]

Series X. Posters

Scope and Content Notes:

Homemade, hand-lettered signs and posters were used by CRY in protests and other activities. These include some montages of photographs taken by group members.

Folder Oversize Posters

Series XI. Videotapes

Scope and Content Notes:

Most of these are damaged and need to be repaired before they can be viewed. Many of them are labeled as documenting group activities or as copies of television programs.

Box 27 Videotapes