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AADL Talks To: Janis Bobrin

Janis Bobrin
Janis Bobrin

Janis Bobrin came to the University of Michigan in 1969 to study urban planning and quickly became politically active in environmental issues with a particular interest in water resource management. She eventually served six terms as Washtenaw County Drain Commissioner. Since retiring as Drain Commissioner in 2012, Janis has served on numerous regional boards including the Huron River Watershed Council, the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and Dawn Farm. Janis talks with us about some of the projects she undertook as Drain Commissioner and the many challenges she and her staff faced over the years. She also talks with us about Ann Arbor's ongoing efforts to address the Pall-Gelman dioxane spill and issues surrounding urban planning and density.

Read more about Janis Bobrin in historical articles from the Ann Arbor News.

 

Gelman, state push for end to trial

Gelman, state push for end to trial image
Parent Issue
Day
24
Month
January
Year
1991
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Huston/Rader family at home, with bottled water, February 1992 Photographer: Carrie Rosema

Huston/Rader family at home, with bottled water, February 1992 image
Year:
1992
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, February 9, 1992
Caption:
Ted Huston, Rosemary Rader and their children, Eric, 6, and Marisa, 3, use bottled water for cooking, drinking and brushing their teeth.

Metal Cap That Marks Gelman's Deep Injection Well Closure, August 1994 Photographer: Larry E. Wright

Metal Cap That Marks Gelman's Deep Injection Well Closure, August 1994 image
Year:
1994
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, August 17, 1994
Caption:
A metal cap that marks the closure of Gelman Sciences deep injection well carries the date it was capped and other required information.

Gelman 2nd in state for toxins

Gelman 2nd in state for toxins image
Parent Issue
Day
5
Month
April
Year
1987
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More monitoring of drinking water urged

More monitoring of drinking water urged image
Parent Issue
Day
29
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May
Year
1986
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Attorney Alan Wasserman at Computer, Gelman Sciences trial, August 1990 Photographer: Michael Elicson

Attorney Alan Wasserman at Computer, Gelman Sciences trial, August 1990 image
Year:
1990
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, August 23, 1990
Caption:
Attorney Alan Wasserman sits behind a computer terminal during the Gelman trial. The computer is being used as an aid for the defense lead by attorney David Fink.