|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 22 Jul 2009 11:04:48 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Hexavalent chromium, Smalley-Piper Industries, Collierville, Tennessee|
Toxic Truth: Read The Story Keli Rabon WREG TV-3 News (Memphis, TN) July 13, 2009(Collierville, TN 7/13/09) Trapped in time, the Smalley-Piper Industries property in Collierville has been abandoned for years. But the hazardous waste and deadly chemicals still locked behind rusted gates are holding a community hostage.
But it's the contamination you can't see -- unfazed by fences or padlocks -- that make this old factory one of the nation's most dangerous and contaminated Superfund sites.
"The longer these sites sit, the more potential for disaster," Dr. Steve Winberry, a toxicologist, says.
That's bad news for people like Lucianna Jones. She lives just a stone's throw away from Smalley-Piper.
"It was a neighborhood plant a lot of the young men on the street worked at, you could just walk to work," she recalls. Jones has lived there her entire life, 31 years.
.... For the entire story, see http://www.wreg.com/news/onyourside/toxictruth/wreg-toxic-truth,0,6753122.story?page=1 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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