Press advisory for April 21

April 20, 2005

Contact:
Todd Pincombe, Ohio Citizen Action, (216) 861-5200 (office) or (330) 705-5127 (cell)
Mary Nemick, Earth Day Network, (202) 518-0044
Denny Larson, National Refinery Reform Campaign, (415) 845-4705

One month after Texas City
Sunoco Refinery neighbors want to know:
Could a major accident happen here?

WHO

Ohio Citizen Action, Eastside-Oregon Environmental Group

WHAT

Earth Day press conference with refinery neighbors.

WHERE

Parking lot of J and M Carryout, 2115 Navarre Ave, Oregon, OH

WHEN

Thursday, April 21, 2 p.m.

WHY

One month after the tragedy at the refinery in Texas City, Texas, residents want Sunoco to answer questions about what to do in the event of a major accident.

Immediately following the press conference canvassers will be distributing brochures entitled, "10 simple things you can do to protect your health when the refinery has an accident" throughout the neighborhood. The information is part of a national campaign co-sponsored by Earth Day Network and National Refinery Reform Campaign.

VISUALS
  • Houses located right on Sunoco fence-line
  • Community members with signs
  • Canvassers going door-to-door