Community Environmental Chat about Paulsboro drinking water

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Community Environmental LISTENING SESSION Scheduled

Potential Drinking Water Contamination in Paulsboro NJ

When:       Monday, December 30, 6:30-8:30 pm

Where:      Gervasi’s Restaurant, 545 W. Broad St., Paulsboro, NJ

Coffee and dessert to be served at no charge – please be our guest

Please RSVP by Dec. 26 to: tracy@delawareriverkeeper.org

What this is about:

Worried about water pollution?

Are there chemicals in your drinking water?

Have you ever heard of perfluorinated compounds?

How does your tap water taste and smell?  Has it changed in recent years?

Have you noticed anything in the air over the years?

Have you heard about chemicals that may be coming from the Solvay facility on Leonard Lane in West Deptford?

These are questions that Delaware Riverkeeper Network would like to ask residents of Paulsboro.  We are engaged in an effort to gather information about the potential contamination of drinking water in this region by perfluorinated chemicals that were used for many years at the Solvay plant in West Deptford.  We are also interested in community concerns regarding drinking water pollution and personal experiences of those who live or work here.

We recently found out that one of the perfluorinated chemicals, PFNA, was found in very high levels in one of Paulsboro’s water wells.  The water system is not designed to remove this chemical from the drinking water.  PFNA has known harmful human health effects.  Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) has petitioned a federal agency to investigate this dangerous situation because of the lack of positive action on the part of New Jersey government.  We need input from you to provide critical information to the investigators.

Delaware Riverkeeper Network staff will be at Gervasi’s Restaurant on Monday, December 30th for two hours (6:30 pm to 8:30 pm) to interview those who want to help us gather much needed information about the effects of this longstanding pollution in this region.  Personal interviews will be conducted at another time and can be done anonymously if requested.

Please remember to RSVP by Dec. 26 to: tracy@delawareriverkeeper.org  

For background information on this issue go here and follow the links provided: http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/resources/PressReleases/press%20release%20ATSDR%20PFNA%208.5.13.pdf

Tracy Carluccio December 12, 2013 at 09:36 AM
Please RSVP to tracy@delawareriverkeeper.org by Dec. 26 if you are coming to Paulsboro Community Environmental Chat on Dec. 30.


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