15 years old living in Koppers Gainesville Superfund speaks out

5 Jun

My name is Coral.  I am 15 years old, and  my family and I live with in the 2 miles of the Koppers Gainesville, Florida Superfund  site and have for many years.

I think it is sad we are hearing about this just now, and I am now in high school and have lived were I am now
since elementary school.

Before we moved here, my father was perfectly healthy.  He was never sick, and could sleep through the night.
Now years after, he has little bumps under his skin, and is sick constantly, he has trouble sleeping.

My  1 year old house cat, now has licked all his fur off with skin rashes, and though he has no fleas, he continues to scratch.

I am very concerned and think that they should be forced to clean up this mess!! I am just as equally effected as anyone else and they need to see what they are doing to people like me, to animals, to plants, to the water, to everything.

 I think it is sad, sick and discussing that a company and city can let this happen to the surrounding people.

Coral M.

NE Gainesville, Florida

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