By: Glen M. Sutphin A.P.P.
Press Correspondent # 59465SUT
This will be a multi-part story.
This story really hits close to what I went through several years ago. I’m sharing it to help out and bring more awareness to things such as these. Barbara Tipton Long is on my friends list on fedbook, and I have been following what she’s been going through and decided to try and help get her story out there. She has done a great job at videotaping everything and documenting everything that has happened to her, and there is a lot to go through. I’ll try to summarize this situation the best I can, because it has gone on so long.
Let’s start with this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-ovaT8HQMk where she explains what has been going on since 2010. As said this is so close to what I went through with the slimelord that I rented from for 9 ½ years. I know how hard it can be to get the city, county or government to do anything.
She has a page she has started on fedbook which can be found here https://www.facebook.com/shareyourstorybedfordcountypa and her personal fedbook page is here https://www.facebook.com/barbiedreams.
The EPA is too busy taking towns away, to seem to want to do anything about raw sewage going into a stream. Or a family having to go through this and getting sick. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw5vKoBqmbA. This was taken from the description on the video. “This turned into a big Cover Up and the reason the Township gave for the landlord never being charged was “They don’t know who the property owner is” and WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH BURLEY THE LANDLORD WHO DID THE ILLEGAL REPAIRS? I have filed many complaints and my complaints have never been addressed. In the beginning my son and I were having unusual health problems and later learned that the hole that the landlord dug beside our mobile home had broken a sewage pipe and did not tell us,and never repaired, also they were pumping contaminates from the garage down on us in the middle of the night, and he also failed to tell me that in 2007 the SEO from Bedford County Sanitary Corporation, the townships certified SEO and had told him to move my mobile home from the lot and the SEO knew and never informed me about the contamination and the sewage malfunction since 80’s, the gas tanks from the old sunoco that had closed down in the early 80’s and never emptied or removed and contaminated the very lot that we had been renting since 2005. SEO lead me to believe that he was doing a investigation and that it was unsafe for us to live there and to keep all my living expenses and when he was finished with his investigation we would be reimbursed and time went on months and no returned calls. I had a friend remove the skirting from around our mobile home and found what looked like a vent pipe coming from out of the ground. I have went to DEP, EPA, and many agencies and depts and No help and No Enforcement of the laws.”
My question is why won’t the EPA and the township get up off their lazy butts and do what they are by law supposed to do? Why does it take an act of god to make people follow the laws they made? And where is Anonymous on this as well, they want to help people well why not her. Make this story go viral.
It wasn’t till after we finally had moved away that we started getting better. So I know how this kind of thing goes. Then after you move away you stop fighting. That’s what they are hoping for here that Barbara Tipton Long just go away and they would be happy.
“Most recent first…Injustice that happened to me and my Son
Our Founding Fathers of this Country did not intend for this kind of Injustice to go on…This has been very Traumatizing on my Son he was only 14 years old when this happened and I will never stop fighting for Justice…I have been going to the township meetings since I was first able to go May 2011…Sick, Forced from the property and Suddenly homeless our nightmare had just began….This turned into a big Cover Up and the reason given for the landlord never being charged was “They don’t know who the property owner is”, In the beginning my son and I were having unusual health problems and later learned that the hole that the landlord dug beside our mobile home and never filled in had broken a sewage pipe and did not tell us, also they were pumping contaminates from the garage down on us in the middle of the night, and he also failed to tell me that in 2007 the SEO from bedford county sanitary corp. had told him to move my mobile home from the lot 143 and the SEO knew and never informed me about the contamination and the sewage malfunction since 80’s, the gas tanks from the old sunoco that had closed down in the early 80’s and never emptied or removed and contaminated the very lot that we had been renting since 2005. SEO lead me to believe that he was doing a investigation and that it was unsafe for us to live there and to keep all my living expenses and when he was finished with his investigation we would be reimbursed and time went on months and no returned calls. I have went to many agencies and depts and no help and no enforcement of the laws. Now over 3 years later the dead owner has risen, and the one he has managing the mobile home park has threatened to take my son’s shed and tear down his home, that I still pay taxes on, and have been withholding rent until the sewer pipe repaired, the contamination cleaned up, the sewage enforcement and the township finish their investigation into who the real owner is and waiting for charges to be filed on the landlord that did the Illegal repairs that harmed my son and I…
Did they really think I would go away, my health has improved but not the same, but am able to be more active now and record the meetings and I have only just begun. I am going to continue to record the meetings and other meeting in the county and I am going to start interviewing those that need to answer many questions and on camera. I am a mother on a mission and I am going to do my part to help bring change. And those that have tried to cover up the harm done to my son and I and to allow children to live on this leachbed of contamination, and how can they sleep at night knowing the health hazards there. We need a little HELP…Please Share my videos to help me find JUSTICE FOR MY SON…”
Something that could hurt her case just came up in the news today, but then again it could also help her. If they are so concerned about the spill in West Virginia why aren’t they concerned about raw sewage into a local stream? She has a lot of videos and photos I’m still trying to go through it all. There are several questions that I have asked her.
Some questions I asked her were:
Do you have the link to the article that the one camera man from the independent newspaper?
Did you ever get the water checked?
“The water that was taken from the Sewage Enforcement Officers from the pipe that was illegally laid to the stream, yes I did get, had to file a right to know then they denied the first request but then I filed again the they gave me those results which one of the tests showed 80000/100 ml fecal”
What else would you like to say to the people about this incident and the way you’ve been treated by the council?
“My son and I were forced from the property and no one would help us as we were too sick to even defend ourselves, The first 2 1/2 years anytime my son and I would go to check on our mobile home they would chase us from the property and tried to physically harm us. In Oct 2013 the real owner sent me a letter saying that he was forced to take the mobile home back and that he was not responsible for what had happened there.
The first township meeting I was able to attend in May 2011 I asked why their sewage enforcement officer had never filed the charges the townships response was “that they didn’t know who the Owner was? and they knew who the real owner was all along”
She has also sent me links to videos from some of these meetings. This meeting they tell her she’s not allowed to record the meeting.
Said she wasn’t allowed to record the township meetings
This next one was another meeting where they were discussing the situation.
The Commissioners Meeting
From what I have been reading the EPA and the county she is in have known about these problems she has brought up for some time, like decades if I’m not mistaken, and have done nothing to rectify the situation except throw her out. Sounds way too much like what happened to me.
I will be following up to this story as it’s too big to fit it all in one story, plus there’s some answers I need to find out. I will be contacting people I know who deal with this type thing as well as the EPA to get the answers as to why this was allowed to go on and what they are doing to fix the problem.