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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Re: Toxic waste

On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 3:31 PM, Corinne Ball, Change.org <mail@change.org> wrote:
DuPont Chemical must clean up its toxic waste in NJ.
Sign the Petition

Dear melissa,

Toxic pollution in waterways. Poison gas in basements. Elevated cancer rates in the region. The people of Pompton Lakes, NJ have been suffering for decades because of the noxious chemicals dumped in the community by DuPont Chemical.

DuPont Chemical dumped chemicals in Pompton Lakes for more than 90 years -- from 1902 to 1994. Although the site has been closed for nearly two decades, the chemical giant has yet to clean it up, so the toxic waste the company left behind continues to leech into the air and water in the region.

There's a potential solution: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could declare this area a "Superfund site," which would force DuPont to either clean up the site itself or pay for a government-led clean-up.

Lisa Riggiola was born and raised in Pompton Lakes. She spearheaded a local effort to get DuPont to clean up its mess, but the company has yet to take any meaningful action. So Lisa started a petition on Change.org asking the EPA to declare Pompton Lakes a Superfund site and force DuPont to remove the toxic chemicals it left behind. Click here to sign Lisa's petition right now -- Lisa will deliver the signatures at an EPA hearing in Pompton Lakes on January 5.

Lisa still lives in Pompton Lakes, where she cares for her elderly mother, and she worries about the effects of DuPont's chemicals on her family's health. Indeed, just two years ago, the New Jersey Department of Human Health and Senior Services released a shocking report that found a "significantly elevated" cancer rate in the region, potentially linked to contamination from the Pompton Lakes DuPont site.

Here's the good news: Earlier this year, 70,000 Change.org members asked the EPA to save a state park in New Jersey from Ford Motor Company's toxic dumping, and the EPA came through. The EPA is holding a hearing in Pompton Lakes on January 5, so quick action could make a big difference in Lisa's fight to get DuPont to clean up the mess it left in her community.

Please sign Lisa's petition today demanding that the EPA declare Pompton Lakes a Superfund site so that DuPont Chemical will be forced to clean up its toxic waste:


Thanks for being a change-maker,

- Corinne and the Change.org team

P.S. Lisa isn't alone in fighting for her community using Change.org. Please sign these other urgent campaigns now:

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