Beginnings

Michael Wisner graduated from Villanova University where he maintained two majors in Philosophy and English in an honors program.

Villanova University

After Villanova, in Washington, D.C., Michael pursued his interest in world philosophies studying Dianetics and Scientology On completion of his initial studies, Michael began work for environmental companies in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and later, nation-wide. During this period he worked with Congressman James Florio, who authored the Superfund – the landmark Federal legislation aimed at cleaning up toxic waste dumps across the United States.

His increased interest in the environment and the effects of toxic substances on the environment and human health brought Michael back to Villanova University for advanced Chemistry as well as to Vanderbilt University courses in advance waste water treatment. He chaired the Sierra Club’s Toxics Committee in its Northeast Chapter and later co chaired the Committee for the Angeles Chapter.

Working with geologists, toxicologists, environmental scientists on toxic sites, Michael would continually ask his colleagues, “We are looking and analyzing water, groundwater, air, soil for toxins: Why aren’t we looking at the people living just a few hundred yards away from here?” It took almost a decade to finally discover the answer – “Because no one wanted to look.” Movies such as China Syndrome, Civil Action, Erin Brockovich, Silkwood would drive this same point into America’s consciousness.

See Academy Award-nominated documentary, The Killing Ground.

Michael Wisner

Michael Wisner

The Environment

Michael would continually ask his colleagues, “We are looking and analyzing water, groundwater, air, soil for toxins: Why aren’t we looking at the people living just a few hundred yards away from here?” It took almost a decade to finally discover the answer – “Because no one wanted to look.”