Maria Parsons Koppers Superfund Gainesville city commission meeting 6-2-11

8 Jun

Maria Parsons on   Koppers Superfund at  Gainesville city commission meeting 6-2-11 speaks out about Koppers Superfund effects of our drinking water for Gainesville and ALL of Florida.

 

Koppers Superfund Site is in Gainesville, Florida.
If you live within 2 miles of the site you are affected. Get the facts! For 93 years, a company known as Koppers, Inc. has operated a 90-acre industrial facility at 200 NW 23rd Ave. in Gainesville, Florida. The area is now ranked as one of the nation’s top-100 polluted sites. In 1983, it was declared by the Environmental Protection Agency to be a Superfund site – a place so heavily polluted with toxic waste that it poses a threat to human health and the environment.

For decades, Koppers has released industrial toxins into Gainesville’s air, water and soil, including arsenic, hexavalent chromium, creosote and dioxins. Combined, these chemicals can cause cancer, rare diseases, changes in DNA and birth defects.

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3 Responses to “Maria Parsons Koppers Superfund Gainesville city commission meeting 6-2-11”

  1. Sally June 8, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    I live less than 1/8 mile from Koppers. My lung problem is much worse since I moved here seven years ago. My son has a terrible rash that keeps reaccuring. I want to get on your class action suit. How do I do this? I so I have black dust inside my home which I have never seen before. I need to move , I own property and can’t afford to. Do you have any advise for me?

    • koppersgainesville June 8, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

      Sally, Thank you for getting in touch with us. I have forward your message to the rest of our group. So keep a look out from them. Please let me know if you do not hear from them and I will place a phone call to them on your behalf. Thank you for also stopping by our website and getting involved and get the facts on Koppers Superfund. We need as may voices as possible to get this fixed. Please refer our website, facebook page, twitter page and coming soon our youtube channel to anyone you know living in your area.

  2. leslie November 10, 2011 at 12:07 am #

    Maria,

    Do you know where I can get information regarding how far one needs to live away from a superfund that contains pcbs? Thank you. -Leslie

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