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American Press: Efforts Intensify to Protect Drinking Water, EPA Says

Efforts to protect drinking water and clean up ethylene dichloride 
contamination at Condea Vista have been stepped up, according to a state 
agency.

Four vertical and six horizontal wells were installed to recover EDC first 
discovered in 1981.


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American Press: Mossville Resident Says Situation Overblown

Kerry Rigmaiden calls Mossville home.

Scattered through his neighborhood are empty homes and lots, some with signs declaring it toxic, polluted and deadly. National and international experts have visited the area to study its pollution.


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Shell’s 60 day deadline for commercial offers to Diamond long passed: Diamond community demanding written relocation offers

(July 25, 2000) After promising in March to return to the Diamond community in 60 days with offers based on commercial property value, Shell Motiva managers Jim Kimes and Allen Kirkley have let the deadline come and go with no offer.


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Community Interview: Wanda Weber

Chemical Odor in St. Rose

On June 13th in response to calls about a chemical odor, the Bucket Brigade deployed its Emergency Response Team to talk to the St. Rose community and take health surveys. Over 80% of residents interviewed by the Bucket Brigade reported health effects from vomiting to diarrhea. 

The neighboring industrial facilities - Shell and IMTT - as well as the spokesperson for the Department of Environmental Quality stated that "we have found no levels [of air pollution] that are harmful to human health."

Despite these statements, community reports indicate that odors are a chronic problem in St. Rose and a process is not in place to adequately protect the health and safety of the fencline communities.

Wanda Weber "Stands Up"

Wanda Weber has been living in St. Rose her entire life. She's currently on oxygen, and when the odors intensified, she struggled to breathe. Her children had to rescue her from her home.

Watch this video to hear her story, her struggle, but most importantly, her reason for "standing up."

 

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