Press Statement

 

To:  The News Media and the Public

From: Deborah and Ken Ferruccio

Warren County, NC Citizens Concerned About PCBs

Subject:  The Warren County 30th Anniversary PCB Celebration:

                  Why We Did Not Attend

 Date:  September 15, 2012

For the public record, we would like the news media and the public to know why we did not attend the 30th anniversary celebration of the Warren County PCB movement that was held on September 15, 2012, in Warren County at Coley Springs Baptist Church.

As long-time educators and activists who have worked to help protect Warren County and other communities targeted for high-risk waste facilities, we could not endorse the celebration that emphasized a government-dominated narrative which focused on the alleged health and safety of the PCB landfill site while ignoring much of the actual history surrounding the safety of the site.

The celebration featured a list of guest speakers and participants who had little or nothing to do with the grassroots efforts of Warren County citizens who created and launched the environmental justice movement that is known for transforming environmentalism.  Instead, local, state, and federal EPA officials who often helped obstruct environmental justice for Warren County, told their version of the story.

To read more in specific why we did not attend the celebration, please read the attached letters. Either or both may be published as letters to the editors or as guest columns due their length.

For more information, you can contact us at   Deborah Ferruccio, 252-257-2604 or

919-610-6234 and Ken Ferruccio at 252-257-9266 or 919-556-4834.

2 Responses to To the News Media and the Public — September 15, 2012

  1. Really this was not good!We all could be stay the celebration.If it was we can knew the bad effect about the new energy technology.

  2. djnasir says:

    Really this was not good!We all could be stay the celebration.If it was we can knew the bad effect about the new energy technology.

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