WVEC Action Alert

Register Today for WV DEP Town Hall – September 16 from 5:30 – 7:00PM

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
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Sep 9, 2021 View / Comment Online

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We are exactly one week out from our second town hall with WVDEP’s Environmental Advocate’s Office on September 16 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. This event provides another opportunity for you to bring any questions, concerns or issues straight to the Office of the Environmental Advocate. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. Please register here. You may ask your question at the meeting or submit it in advance to lframewv@gmail.com

The town hall will kick off with information about a DEP-hosted September 23 virtual public meeting on the risks associated with ethylene oxide emissions in Kanawha Valley communities. Learn more about the DEP’s outreach here.

According to the US EPA’s 2014 National Air Toxics Assessment for ethylene oxide (EtO) air emissions, residents living near and across the Kanawha River from the Institute and South Charleston chemical plants have among the highest risks of cancers of the white blood cells and breast cancer in females. EtO is a mutagen meaning children may be more susceptible.

Please attend to learn more about this important air quality issue and ask your questions on other concerns. See you next Thursday!

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