Sunday, February 22, 2009

Toxic Trespass: Public Forum

Toxic Trespass: Public Forum, Saturday, February 28, 1:30 pm, Sudbury‏

The Community Committee on the Sudbury Soils Study will be hosting a public forum on Saturday February 28th at 1:30 pm. Speakers from Port Colborne and Belledune will join Sudbury residents for a panel discussion of how the risks and impacts of contamination from metal smelters and refineries are assessed and how communities call for cleanup.

=>Belledune – soils contaminated by releases from Xstrata’s lead smelter in northern New Brunswick
=>Port Colborne – soils contaminated by nickel releases from Vale Inco’s historic nickel refinery
=>Sudbury – soils contaminated by Vale Inco & Xstrata’s nickel and copper smelters in Copper Cliff & Falconbridge

A public forum on how our communities have been contaminated and how we can call for clean-up

+ Diana Wiggins, Port Colborne resident
+ Inka Milewski, Science Advisor, Conservation Council of New Brunswick
+ Julien Dionne, Steelworkers Organizations of Active Retirees

1:30 pm, Saturday, February 28th
Room C-11, Tom Davies Square

No admission charge – donations gratefully accepted.Hosted by the Community Committee on Sudbury Soils Studies

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