Worried about water pollution?
Are there chemicals in your drinking water?
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 the West Deptford, Thorofare, Paulsboro, Gibbstown and riverside Gloucester County area. 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. 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 the West Deptford Library on October 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 and can be done anonymously if requested.
Please come over to the Library to help us learn more about your experiences and thoughts. If you do not feel comfortable coming to the Library, please contact: email@example.com
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