EPA OKs open burning of toxic chemicals

Joins National Call To Stop Open Burning of Munitions

I’ve has joined a broad coalition of more than 70 social and environmental justice organizations from across the U.S. calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop the proposed open air burning of 15 million pounds of abandoned M6 propellants at Camp Minden, Louisiana. The campaign supports Louisiana residents, workers and families in their call for a safer alternative to possibly the largest open munitions burn in the nation’s history.

By definition, open burning has no emissions controls and will result in the uncontrolled release of toxic emissions and respirable particulates to the environment. M6 contains approximately 10 percent dinitrotoluene (DNT) which is classified as a probable human carcinogen.  The national coalition of groups opposes open burning as a remedy due to the inherent and excessive  risks to human health and the environment.  The collaborative effort was organized by Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger in Wisconsin.

HOW YOU CAN HELP: Please contact your U.S. Congressional representatives and voice your support for SAFE alternatives to open burning toxic munitions wastes at Camp Minden, Louisiana.  To find your federal representative visit http://www.usa.gov/#Government_Agencies_and_Elected_Officials   (For Twitter posts: http://1.usa.gov/1GeZk1r

http://cswab.org/safewater/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Camp-Minden-joint-letter.pdf

(For Twitter posts: http://bit.ly/1zrusqI


Laura Olah, Executive Director
Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger (CSWAB)
E12629 Weigand’s Bay South
Merrimac, WI  53561
(608)643-3124
info@cswab.org
http://www.cswab.org

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