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Ralph Nader > Special Features > Letters from Nicholas Kachman

Nicholas Kachman spent his professional career as a chemical engineer at General Motors from 1957 to 1993, specializing in curtailing toxic hazards in the workplace and into the outside environment by GM. For years he was GM’s technical liaison with the Environmental Protection Agency on regulatory matters. After his retirement, Mr. Kachman wrote in 2015 the revealing book, GM – Paint It Red: Inside General Motors’ Culture of Failure (Mariner Publishing), which described his insider’s account of the mega-billion dollar boondoggle that was supposed to deal with the serious air pollution from the notoriously toxic auto painting process in car factories. He continues to provide moral and technical admonitions to his former employer, as exemplified in the following two letters to GM officials.

See the letters below:

March 5, 2018 Letter

August 28, 2018 Letter