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On Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm a Community Meeting was held in Hattiesburg, MS at St. James Church on Country Club Road. The meeting concerned the offsite sampling of possilbe contamination from the Hercules Plant.
The Three Chemicals of Concern are: Carbon Tetrachloride, Chloroform and Delnav.
The Federal Agency of ATSDR (Agency of Toxic Substances and Disease Registry) have compiled the following information:
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To my great surprise, Acting Assistant Inspector General with the EPA Office of Investigations visited Mississippi. AAIG McElrath came in response to a letter that I wrote strongly disagreeing with the Region 4 OIG's report of no wrong doings in Mississippi as it involved the EPA or MDEQ.
AAIG McElrath came personally to offer his resources and assistance in reaching the proper people in our struggle for Environmental Civil Rights. Exactly what AAIG McElrath d...Read Full Post »
|Posted by COCEJ on September 11, 2010 at 7:16 PM||comments (0)|
text size A A A Heard on All Things Considered
September 10, 2010 - ROBERT SIEGEL, host:
From NPR News, it's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.
MELISSA BLOCK, host:
And I'm Melissa Block.
Scientists on a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico are discovering a substantial layer of oily sediment stretc...Read Full Post »
|Posted by COCEJ on September 7, 2010 at 3:32 PM||comments (0)|
Columbus has been referred from RCRA to CERCLA- Superfund. The clock is ticking because we have two familes in harm's way. One family has been told to stay inside and keep your children inside. Our question is how long? What will be the physical and mental health effects on the children in the household?
|Posted by COCEJ on August 3, 2010 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
I recently watched a CNN Documentary on Toxic Towns. The documentary showcased Mossville, LA which is in Cancer Alley in Louisiana. This small town is the locations of over 14 chemical plants. The residents of the community are dying of Cancer. ATSDR came to town and tested the residents and found that Dioxins wer 3x the national levels. That was the conclusion. Wilma Subra tested and fingerprinted the Dioxins and found that the Dioxins in the people matched the Dioxins emmitted b...Read Full Post »
|Posted by COCEJ on July 15, 2010 at 8:34 PM||comments (0)|
Environmental Justice or Simply Justice
The communities of Crystal Springs, Columbus, Hattiesburg and now Grenada are in desperate need of people willing to become insistent for the civil rights of poor people. These people are marginalized until election time. The cause is not sexy. The impact may be visible but our government tells us it's not quantifiable.
Now: Environmental Contamination is killing poor people. It's an open d...Read Full Post »