|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||24 Mar 2005 03:04:40 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Beryllium safety issues in Tucson (AZ)|
The Brush Up|
A local lawmaker shows she's not afraid of a little beryllium
By CHRIS LIMBERIS Tucson Weekly March 17, 2005
Brush Ceramic Products, where beryllium oxide has permanently injured dozens of employees, led to the deaths of others and may threaten neighborhood schools, is retooling its message in hopes of projecting an image as a cautious and caring southside partner.
The spin was given full display last week at a study session of the Sunnyside Unified School District governing board, which was slapped with the cold reality that beryllium was found a half-mile from Brush Ceramic Products in the Sunnyside High School administration building.
The Brush Ceramic video and its corporate boasting of new involvement in the southside community--from participating in a neighborhood association cleanup to joining an annual Christmas bicycle benefit for children in need--also came as scrapers and graders shift the earth north of the plant for 596 homes.
There was no louder champion for Brush Ceramic Products than Linda Lopez, the Sunnyside School Board member and Democratic member of the state House of Representatives.
For the entire article, see http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Currents/Content?oid=oid:66769 -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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