When Daniel Berry pulled a muscle in his back it was the beginning of the end. But his death led to a discovery that may affect the health and future of everyone living around Portland.
RAD: Again the question is "what did Intel know and when did they know it?" As with the unreported fluoride emissions Intel's credibility is on the line. But more importantly, the health and safety of its employees.
If I was an Intel employee and/or the family of one of the affected employees who has ALS I would do the following:
File a complaint with the federal and state authorities who are responsible for workplace safety. That wouldl include the federal Occupational & Safety Administration which is a branch of the federal Department of Labor - http://www.osha.gov/ It would also include Oregon's own Oregon OSHA - . http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/osha/aboutus.html.
I would also contact my US Congressperson, in this case Representative Suzzane Bonamici and Oregon's junior Senator Jeff Merkley. Each has staff offices in Portland. Bonamici's Portland office is Oregon Office; Merkley's Portland Office is 121 SW Salmon Street., Ste. 1400 Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 326-3386.
I would expand my net to includes my state legislators - your state House and Senate members depending on where you live. Go to the Oregon government website - http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/ - it will help you locate your state legislators.
I would also reach out to local newspapers - the Oregonian, the Tribune papers and Willamette Week. They have some excellent investigative reporters who could follow up on KATU's excellent report.
And obviously I'd look for a lawyer who is an expert on workplace safety and injury law.