March 28, 2000
AGAINST THE TEXAS TOXIC ALLEY
Take a Toxic Tour of Texas
Accident Waiting to Happen
Footage on the Web Site for Texas Environmental Employees [http://www.txpeer.org]
Clean Air Clear Lake, an organization made up primarily of concerned
women living in Seabrook near the proposed American Acryl acrylic acid
plant, will hold a press conference to protest plans to build a hazardous
The plant would add another 800,000 pounds of pollutants to the air
of Harris County, an area already known as the toxic waste incineration
capital of the United States.
At 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 28
The press conference will be held at the Ed White Memorial Youth Center,
1513 Third St. in Seabrook.
Speakers include: Dr. Neil Carman — Clean Air Program Director Sierra
LaNell Anderson — Grandparents of the Ship Channel,
Tamara Maschino — Clean Air Clear Lake, and
Erin Rogers — Texas PEER Coordinator.
In the wake of the massive explosion of the nearby Phillips 66 plant,
local residents will speak about the dangers of living in the vicinity
of 53 industrial polluters — not only from explosions but from everyday
releases of toxic chemicals into the neighborhoods.
Texas Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (Texas PEER)
will present a 4-minute video on the neighborhood battle against Elf
Atochem and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation's support of the
polluting facilities. The video is the first in a series of 25 and marks
the national launching of the Toxic Texas website (www.txpeer.org/toxictour)
--a visual tour of Texas's major environmental problems.
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