Friday, November 28, 2008

Public Forum on Mining-Related Pollution

There is an event on Sunday, November 30th in which Sudbury residents can inform ourselves about the serious health risks posed by contamination in local soil:

Health of Sudburians Focus of Public Forum

Dr. Kapil Katter to Speak in Council Chambers November 30th

Sudbury - The author of a report which found that Sudburians health may be at risk as a result of soil contamination in the Sudbury area will be speaking in a public forum on Sunday evening, November 30th.

Dr. Kapil Katter's report was released by the Community Committee on the Sudbury Soils Study last month. The report said that the Sudbury Soil Study Human Health Risk Assessment Report (HHRA) underestimates the degree of risk to local people and inappropriately makes decisions about that risk that should be made by the community.

Dr. Katter will present his report in a public forum in the City of Greater Sudbury Council Chambers in Tom Davies Square at 7 pm. on Sunday November 30th. The forum will include presentations and a question and answer session.

The review of the HHRA was commissioned by Mine Mill 598 and Local 6500 of the Steelworkers this summer and was released on October 22. The Community Committee on the Sudbury Soil Study has been organized in response to the soils studies and related risk assessments.

For more information, contact:

Rick Grylls, 705-673-3661
Joan Kuyek, 613 761 9794

This is vital to environmental and human health in Sudbury -- only by educating ourselves can we prevent the mining companies from once again sacrificing our wellbeing for the sake of their profits!

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