EWA Keeps Pressure on Akzo Nobel/Basell with Continuing Protests

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Edison Wetlands Association (EWA) will hold their eighth public rally to spotlight the ongoing discharge of carcinogenic chemicals and contaminants into the Raritan River from the Akzo Nobel / Basell industrial site, just 100 yards upstream from the popular Edison Boat Basin fishing spot.  The rally will be held on Midvale Road on Monday, February 23, 2009 from 12-12:30 PM near the Basell factory, located at 340 Meadow Road in Edison. The EWA hopes to restore Raritan River - the longest river solely in New Jersey - for safe public enjoyment and as a wildlife habitat.

 

Sampling of soil and water from the area by Akzo Nobel's consultant, Sovereign Consulting, found benzene levels at over 860 times the acceptable state levels and arsenic at over 550 times above NJDEP surface water criteria.  EWA's sampling also found high levels of the carcinogens 4-chloroaniline and asbestos, as well as  other contaminants.

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Too bad they chose a midday protest when would be supporters are all at work.

Where is the picure of Bob Speigel in shorts?

Why does the EWA bother you so much?

Funny. Why does EWA's website have pictures of Bob Spiegel on the mudflat in shorts, tee shirt and sneakers? I guess a hazmat suit is only needed when the press are around.

Bring your own hazmat suit

Wouldnt go near that place without one!

If I go do I get my own haz-mat suit?

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