Gainesville’s Cabot-Koppers/Beazer East Superfund Site – Ban Koppers Protest Wall

12 Sep

For Gainesville residents who are still only vaguely aware, our city’s heart is black and toxic. Since its creation way back in 1916 for use by a chemical treatment plant for wood products, esp. telephone poles and railroad ties, using creosote, and subsequently even more poisonous Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA), this site has been chemically abused. Now known as the Cabot-Koppers Superfund (= Hazardous!) site, it has reached a warning level where this travesty can now no longer be ignored, having become a serious threat to Gainesville as a once pleasant place in which to live and be educated. Astoundingly, to this day, Koppers Co. is being allowed to continue to pollute Gainesville, from its center outwards into all surrounding neighborhoods. Identical dire waring signals about Koppers related environmental and Public Health issues have steadily come to light over the last two decades in many other towns and cities in states throughout the nation; places such as Grenada/Mississippi, Oroville/California, and Somerville/Texas where lawsuits have been filed against the company for numerous pollution-related violations. Simply search the Internet and you will see for yourself.

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