Akwesasne/Massena Public Forum Leading to Actions on PCB Exposure
Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 2-4 PM
Massena  Community Center, Conference Room
Massena, NY USA

The purpose of our forum is to build community involvement in actions
that address both past and ongoing PCB exposures.  Several actions
that have great merit follow:  (1) removal of the PCB contaminated
wastes of the Toxic Mound, an illegal hazardous waste landfill on the
GM Powertrain Superfund Site, (2) educational outreach on the subject
of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) exposure minimization, and (3)
creating a team of tutors for children experiencing learning
difficulties residing in the Town of Massena and on the Akwesasne
Reserve.

We will have a panel discussion and take input from anyone who wishes
to speak.  David O. Carpenter, MD, Director of the State University of
New York University at Albany Institute for Health and the Environment
will provide scientific expertise.  Dr. Carpenter will be joining us
via telephone connection.

By integrating scientific knowledge with community activism, we can
move forward with accomplishing the actions listed above.  Once we
have created a critical mass of public involvement, we will begin to
see strong progress toward fulfillment of our dreams for environmental
protection in the St. Lawrence River Valley.

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