Columbus Steel Drum:

Cleaning somebody else’s dirt
-- polluting our neighborhood

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Community meeting July 11

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• Did you know that one of the most polluted and contaminated sites in Ohio is right in our neighborhood? Columbus Steel Drum processes 6,000 drums a day and approximately 50,000 drums continue to be stored on the site. Each drum cleaned at this facility can have up to one inch of any kind of hazardous residue left in it.

• Did you know that despite the company’s proven violations of environmental laws, Columbus Steel Drum continues to operate, releasing toxic chemicals such as benzo(a)pyrene, lead, chromium, and cyanide over the legal limits into the soil, water, and air?

• Did you know there were lots of ways you can help pressure the company to clean up and become a good neighbor?

EVENT: Come join your friends and neighbors to talk about Columbus Steel Drum’s pollution in our neighborhood. Share your concerns and experience. Help us turn Columbus Steel Drum into a good neighbor.
A representative from the Franklin County Board of Health will describe what Columbus Steel Drum's pollution does to our community's health. Also, a Fire Department representative will describe their experiences with this facility.

WHERE: New Horizons Community Church, Meeting room 3, 2100 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd, less than a mile north past the intersection of Havens Corners and Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd, (614) 855-3075

WHEN:
July 11, 2002 at 7:00 PM

For more information, contact Simona Vaclavikova, (614) 263-4111. Also see photos of the pollution pouring out of Columbus Steel Drum. More at the meeting.

See you there.

Ohio Citizen Action is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with 30,000 members in Columbus and Central Ohio areas.

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