July 31, 2023

Groups Call On EPA To Ban Vinyl Chloride

On Thursday, July 27, environmental groups delivered 27,570 petition signatures to EPA’s DC office, calling for a ban on toxic vinyl chloride, the carcinogenic chemical used to make PVC plastic that was intentionally spilled and burned in East Palestine after the train derailment disaster in February 2023. We hear first from Heather McTeer Toney of Beyond Petrochemicals followed by Daniel Winston of River Valley Organizing; Chris Walton of the Hip Hop Caucus; Judith Enck of Beyond Plastics; and Jessica Conard, a resident of East Palestine Ohio. By Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

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