Well Good Morning folks,
Rubbertown has done it AGAIN. Just when we thought we had seen the last of the MULTIPLE incidents that have occurred over there, they are at it once more. I have pasted the links to the various news stories below along with the health affects of the chemical released.
It is very misleading to say 2 R-calls were sent to residents. It leads people to believe people were called when in all actuality R-Call is a bulletin board system that residents must call to receive information. It's safe to say that somewhere in the 90 percentile of people living in neighborhoods surrounding Rubbertown, do not know the number.
They tried to make it sound like 90 seconds (of releasing the chemical) was not long but who knows at what rate that chemical was being released and at what concentration.
Additionally, they have downplayed toluene, which is the chemical that was released.
TOLUENE - According to the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Database, ASR reported emitting 408,400 pounds of this nasty chemical in 2009. This chemical is associated with learning and behavioral disorders. It is also considered a teratogen. Teratogens can cause birth defects.
When exactly are people going to flood the offices of the Air Pollution Control District demanding that they enter the premises of all of these raggedy chemical facilities. When?
No one is coming to save any of us. No one. You better get up and do something and stop turning your head because you don't live in Park DuValle, Chickasaw, Shawnee, Algonquin Parkway, etc.
Children from all over this city attend schools in the affected areas. What are YOU going to do?
ATTEND the People Not Poisons Environmental Justice Fair (August 13th from 1:00-5:30PM Chickasaw Park) so you can help in coming up with solutions to this problem. Let's not let the hard work of Rev. Louis Coleman, Roosevelt Roberts and others have been in vain. We must continue this fight.
REACT - Rubbertown Emergency ACTion
P.O. Box 3662
Louisville, KY 40201