It Also Shows More Sites are ID’d but Funding is Stagnant
Fewer Clean-Ups are Being Started and Each One Takes Longer
Groups say “Polluter Pay” Fee Must be Reinstated & Increased
Love Canal Pioneer Says Some Sites are Still Waiting for Clean-Up More Than 25 Years Later
URL to embargoed study: http://chej.org/superfund35-resources This page is password protected. The password is: access2015 Study Embargoed Until: Wed, Dec. 9, 2015 at 12:01am
WHAT: On a call-in news conference, a veteran activist known as the “Mother of the Superfund” will present a new study documenting failures of the once-highly-touted program and recommending substantial reforms including the re-establishment of “Polluter Pay” fee.
Speakers on the call include: Leading the call is Lois Gibbs, the pioneer who won the historic clean-up of Love Canal and founded the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. Also involved are Stephen Lester of CHEJ and Dawn Chapman of Just Moms STL (and the leader of the pending campaign to block an underground fire near a toxic waste dump in Missouri).
Gibbs will also discuss nation-wide Superfund action/protests in 29 cities planned for Wed 12/9.
ALSO TODAY: 7:00 Tuesday 12/8 U.N. Style Human rights tribunal with 5 jurists, including Lois Gibbs and public testimony from 35 participants including Missouri Coalition for the Environment, Just Moms STL and MO Jobs with Justice on health, economic, environmental effects of West Lake Landfill, Graphic Arts Banquet Hall, 105 Progress Parkway 63043.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm (EST), 12:00 pm (CST)
To Call In: 641-715-3580 808-997
DETAILS: The 35th anniversary of Superfund is Friday, Dec. 11th
CHEJ says that EPA head Gina McCarthy is slowing down sorely-needed clean-ups and has gutted any citizen appeals.
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By Leila Waid. It’s hard to believe that it has already been one year since the Norfolk Southern train derailed in the small and quiet