Share This Profile
Share this profile on Facebook.
Link to this profile on LinkedIn.
Tweet this profile on Twitter.
Email a link to this profile.
See other services through which you can share this profile.
This profile was last updated on 3/10/07  and contains information from public web pages.

Dr. Michael Kostenko

Wrong Dr. Michael Kostenko?
 
Background

Employment History

  • Coal Country Clinic
Web References
Dr. Michael Kostenko of the ...
mountainmessenger.com, 10 Mar 2007 [cached]
Dr. Michael Kostenko of the Coal Country Clinic, a specialist in treating toxic exposure, said Talon employees have been exposed to a variety of toxins.
The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia - Local physician sponsors public meeting for Talon employees
www.register-herald.com, 19 Feb 2007 [cached]
Employees of Talon Manufacturing have been grossly underpaid and exposed to a variety of toxins resulting in numerous health problems, according to Dr. Michael Kostenko of the Coal Country Clinic.Now they face the possibility of losing their jobs, if Talon Manufacturing pulls out of Wyoming County.
Kostenko specializes in the treatment of workers who have been exposed to toxins and has been working for three years to help Talon employees secure the protection of federal regulatory agencies overseeing the industry - including hazard pay and a safe work environment.
To that end, he is sponsoring a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Mullens Opportunity Center, the former grade school building.Several elected officials have been invited, he said.
...
"They've been paid $7 an hour instead of the $20 paid throughout the industry," Kostenko emphasized.
The employees have not been properly classified for hazard pay in a hazardous industry, he explained.
Additionally, Talon failed to provide a safe working environment, Kostenko charged, and the federal government has failed to step in and ensure that the company operate within federal regulations.
"These men and women have done incredible things," Kostenko said of the employees.
...
If the federal government allows the company to move out, it is consistent with a cover-up, Kostenko said.
"We want them to fulfill their promise to this community," he said.
...
Tetryl has not been used by the military since the Korean War, Kostenko noted.
"It is extremely explosive and extremely caustic," Kostenko emphasized.
The disappearance of the tetryl is merely another wrong in a series of "past wrong doings due to federal neglect," he charged.
"The tetryl can be summarized as another neglect in a pattern of neglect," Kostenko said.
The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia - Meeting set to air Talon concerns
www.register-herald.com, 11 Feb 2007 [cached]
PINEVILLE - Employees of Talon Manufacturing have been grossly underpaid and exposed to a variety of toxins resulting in numerous health problems, according to Dr. Michael Kostenko of Coal Country Clinic.Now, if Talon Manufacturing pulls out of Wyoming County, they face the possibility of losing their jobs.
Kostenko specializes in the treatment of workers who have been exposed to toxins and has been working for three years to help Talon employees secure the protection of federal regulatory agencies overseeing the industry, including hazard pay and a safe work environment.
To that end, he is sponsoring a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Mullens Opportunity Center, the former grade school building.Several elected officials have been invited, he said.
Talon Manufacturing recycles, or de-mills, old ammunition, as well as ammunition that is no longer used by the armed forces.The company has a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense to decompose these munitions.
"They've been paid $7 an hour instead of the $20 paid throughout the industry," Kostenko emphasized.
The employees have not been properly classified for hazard pay in a hazardous industry, he explained.
Additionally, Talon fail-ed to provide a safe working environment, Kostenko charged, and the federal government has failed to step in and ensure that the company operates within federal regulations.
"These men and women have done incredible things," Kostenko said of the employees.
...
If the federal government allows the company to move out, it is consistent with a cover-up, Kostenko said.
"We want them to fulfill their promise to this community," he said.
...
Tetryl has not been used by the military since the Korean War, Kostenko noted.
"It is extremely explosive and extremely caustic," Kostenko emphasized.
The disappearance of the tetryl is merely another wrong in a series of "past wrong doings due to federal neglect," he charged.
"The tetryl can be summarized as another neglect in a pattern of neglect," Kostenko said.
News::Meeting Over Working Conditions At Talon Manufacturing
www.wvva.com, 1 Feb 2007 [cached]
Current and former employees and their family members gathered at the meeting called by Dr. Michael Kostenko of Coal Country Clinic to discuss their concerns of the ammunition plant.
The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia - Talon Manufacturing issues discussed at public meeting
www.register-herald.com, 24 Feb 2007 [cached]
The employees' exposure to the archaic ammunition they de-milled for Talon can affect their health for years to come, Dr. Michael Kostenko said during a public meeting Thursday night at the Mullens Opportunity Center.
It can also impact their future employment because of the serious health concerns.
Talon Manufacturing recycles, or de-mills, old ammunition as well as ammunition that is no longer used by the armed forces.The company has a contract with the U. S. Department of Defense to decompose these munitions.
Kostenko specializes in the treatment of workers who have been exposed to toxins and has been working for three years to help Talon employees secure the protection of federal regulatory agencies overseeing the industry - including hazard pay and a safe work environment.
His efforts to save their jobs may be in vein as Talon will close operations by May 10, according to a consent order between the company and the state Department of Environmental Protection.The order requires Talon to sell or dispose of its inventory, post around-the-clock security and "accomplish as much environmental remediation as is practical within the given time frame."
"It's a betrayal of trust," Kostenko said of the U.S. Defense and Labor departments.He said the federal agencies should have protected the workers, made certain they were paid the industry wage and given them information and equipment to maintain their safety while handling the old, unstable ammunition.
Some of the employees complained of turning yellow after handling tetryl, one of several explosive and caustic munitions processed in the plant.
"People should age well," Kostenko emphasized.
...
"They could be in the trunk of someone's car," Kostenko said, adding the thieves likely are not aware of the danger the chemical poses.
Kostenko said the group will meet again, tentatively at 6 p.m. March 22, at the same location.He urged those attending to contact their elected representatives and talk with their neighbors, and he provided copies of a petition to be distributed.
Other People with the name "Kostenko":
Accelerate your business with the industry's most comprehensive profiles on business people and companies.
Find business contacts by city, industry and title. Our B2B directory has just-verified and in-depth profiles, plus the market's top tools for searching, targeting and tracking.
Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Houston | Los Angeles | New York
Browse ZoomInfo's business people directory. Our professional profiles include verified contact information, biography, work history, affiliations and more.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.
zirhbt201304