A provocative new video by political filmmakers Brave New Films says that Crossett residents who suffer from poor air quality and ambient carcinogens are victims of pollution emitted by a Koch Industries-owned paper manufacturer, Georgia-Pacific. The plant is located directly upstream from the channel behind Penn Road. “Whatever’s in (the water) is killing these trees,” says David Bouie in the video. “You can see the steam coming from the stuff. It gets up in the air, and it flows over where our property is.”
Natalie Kottke, co-producer of “Koch Brothers Exposed,” said the people she interviewed in Crossett had all worked for Georgia-Pacific in some capacity.
“A lot of their diseases and suffering came later in life, after they retired,” she told HuffPost in an interview. “They feel very betrayed by a company that they invested their whole lives in.” Many of them bought property in Crossett, expecting to retire there and have their grandchildren come visit, only to find their homes may have made the children sick.