Secondary Source Report-KM

Dyrud, M.A.: Engineering Ethics and Corporate America: The Case of Ford Motor Company. J. Eng. Technol. 33, 10–21 (2016) Google Scholar

This document addresses the Ford Motor company and many of the issues they have had in the past. They have definitely run into many ethical issues including the site that I will be covering in the Ringwood mines. This document will give a good background for the history of Ford and how they have responded to their mistakes in the past. When it comes to Ringwood, Ford built the Mahwah plant in 1955 and it ran until 1980. During this time period they produced a massive amount of toxic paint sludge that was dumped into the mines. This article even has some of Ford’s opinions of the issue. I plan to use this information to provide background information on the Ford motor company and their questionable decisions.

Mann v. Ford, Maro Chermayeff, Micah Fink, Waynee Mann, Nancy Abraham,Julie Almendral, Donald Everett Axinn, Sheila Nevins, James Redford, David Smoler, Show of Force. 2011https://play.hbomax.com/feature/urn:hbo:feature:GVU2pXAnWAYNJjhsJAUxL?reentered=true&userProfileType=liteUserProfile

This documentary provides an extremely powerful insight on this site. People lived with this in their daily lives and kids would often play in the sludge. Kids would get on a car hood and then slide down the paint sludge. They would even eat the paint sometimes. Poisonous chemicals were found in the drinking water. This documentary also highlighted the unfair treatment of the Lenape people by the government. People from this area do not usually live past 60 due to the toxics. It became very evident that the people would have to file a lawsuit against Ford. I plan to use this information to provide some information on how the Lenape tribe has fought back against Ford.

Meltzer, Gabriella, Oyemwenosa Avenbuan, Fen Wu, Krina Shah, Yu Chen, Vincent Mann, and Judith T. Zelikoff. 2020. “The Ramapough Lunaape Nation: Facing Health Impacts Associated with Proximity to a Superfund Site.” Journal of Community Health 45:1196– 1204. https://doi-org.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/10.1007/s10900–020–00848–2.

This report shows the massive impact the paint dumping had on the Native American population. It provides many statistics on the population near the site. 51 percent of the Native American population live near the superfund site. They had a much greater risk of being exposed to the site and having health effects. The study shows that the Native American population is much more likely to have health issues later on in life than others in the area. This can be attributed to the superfund site. I plan to use this article in providing just how impactful this was to the Lenape tribe.