Kids View on Koppers

We want to hear from OUR future. We want to hear the kids voices  that are effected from Koppers area, and or living in Koppers area. We value your voices as much as the voices of the adults here on our website. Please send us your words, drawing, pictures and story to

June 4th, 2011

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

2 Responses to “Kids View on Koppers”

  1. carie rosario February 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    My name is, Carie, I am 16,I jus today found out about the koppers of Gainesville Fl, i feel thet it is very discussing that this company can do such thing and yet no one is really informing our fellow citizens about this devestating act. Those people should have thought of a diffrent way to dispose there crap. i wish i could help with and idea on how but i just dont know were to start. 😦 😦 😦

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