|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:21:04 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Chattanooga, Tennesee job-training program|
Training not helping minorities, critic says By Pam Sohn Chattanooga Times Free Press (TN) November 21, 2010A long-time Chattanooga Creek activist is concerned that a $200,000 federal grant he helped obtain to send community minorities to hazardous materials cleanup training classes isn't prompting any minority jobs on local cleanups.
"Look around; they don't have any minorities working. I don't understand why. That's the intent of the program," Milt Jackson said recently after visiting the asbestos removal and cleanup at the former Anchor Glass facility on 45th Street in Alton Park.
The Alton Park neighborhood is home to several contaminated sites that could be reclaimed and used by new businesses. Such properties are dubbed brownfields by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
... For the entire article, see http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2010/nov/21/training-not-helping-minorities-critic-says/?local -- 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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