We recently learned that the Koppers Superfund site is contaminated with dioxin. this is a known carcinogen. For more info on dioxin:
The Center for Health, Environment & Justice exists to mentor the movement to build healthier communities by empowering people to prevent harm in as many ways, and for as many people, as possible. We believe this can happen when people and groups have the power to play an integral role in promoting human health and environmental integrity. CHEJ’s role is to provide the tools, the direction, and the encouragement to these people and groups, so that they can build strong, healthy communities where they live, work, learn, shop, play and pray.
Following her successful effort to prevent further harm for the people living in contaminated Love Canal, Lois Gibbs founded CHEJ in 1981 in order to continue mentoring others seeking to prevent harm. CHEJ provides mentoring assistance to communities, homeowners, families and individuals throughout the country. To date, CHEJ has assisted over 10,000 groups nationwide. Currently, CHEJ is mentoring community groups in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Ohio. Details on CHEJ’s efforts to help people and communities prevent harm can be found at http://chej.org/ .
Struggling to make your voice heard over industry’s media machine? CHEJ is here to help with the release of our new Media & Messaging Tool Kit. Check out our tip sheets and how-to guides based on our 30 years of experience in getting the media to cover the community viewpoint. We share insider tricks to get a reporter’s attention and all you need to know to hold a successful press conference. Learn to create effective messaging and media-worthy actions and publicize them with news advisories and releases, guided by examples from CHEJ and our partner groups. The Tool Kit enables you to compete with the corporate media machine through outreach to traditional news media and the new “social media” of twitter, blogs, etc. Questions? Contact CHEJ staff at 703-237-2249 X19 or 518-732-4538.