Stop the Demolition of Hazardous Waste Facility Encycle
  • Petitioned Lawrence Starfield

This petition was delivered to:

Lawrence Starfield
Gina McCarthy
David Gray

Stop the Demolition of Hazardous Waste Facility Encycle

    1. Flavia de la Fuente
    2. Petition by

      Flavia de la Fuente

      Austin, TX

Dona Park is a fence-line community in the middle of Corpus Christi’s Refinery Row. Hundreds of families live in this community and they are fighting the planned demolition of the old Encycle facility, a subsidiary of ASARCO.

For years Encycle operated illegally. Permitted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to be a recycling and reclamation facility for heavy metals, Encycle instead processed chemicals like cyanide and accepted, incinerated and stored chemical warfare agents. This facility is so toxic that for years it stood abandoned.

Now, with more heavy industry planning to build in the area, the facility is scheduled for demolition immediately despite the fact that the Dona Park community is concerned that the demolition will disturb the highly toxic chemicals in the buildings, the soil and the smoke stack, and will contaminate their community even more and jeopardize their health.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Jess Leber
      Petition Organizer

      Suzie Canales, chair of the group fighting the demolition, is the Texas Observer's newest Tyrant's Foe:

    3. Reached 50 signatures
    4. In Corpus Christi, A Demolition Will Take Down More than a Building

      Jess Leber
      Petition Organizer

      Tammy Mealer lives in Dona Park, a neighborhood located next to a string of Corpus Christi refineries and other industrial facilities. "I spend most of my day keeping an eye on the place, and making sure kids don't go play over there."
      For folks who...

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    • Tammy Foster CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      I am the CFEJ chair for Dona Park and we need this demolition stopped for the safety of the residents who live less than 900 feet from the fence line please ask all your friends to sign

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