The Alliance For A Clean Environment
Our Children Read facts and solution for cleaning up the environment for our children and ourselves.
Answers Why Read facts about why our children, as well as the elderly, are more at risk.
Parent's Guide A parent's guide to reducing children's environmental health risks.
Breast Cancer Report A report suggesting a link between breast cancer and chlorine-based synthetic chemicals.
Breast Cancer Statistics Read Pennsylvania cancer registry statistic comparisons for the greater Pottstown area.
Cancer Study Article in the Pottstown Mercury announcing a proposed $290,000 health study.
Article Article concerning the proposed cancer study initiated by Gerlach and Dailey.
Politics of Health Studies Epidemiology was developed to look at epidemics, not victims of multiple toxic exposures.
Summary of Cancer Study ACE's analysis of the proposed $290,000 cancer study for Montgomery, Berks and Chester Counties.
Dr. Baum Information regarding Dr. Baum, director of the proposed health study.
Dr. Lewis Cuthbert Press conference statement.
Alarming Facts Statistics for Montgomery County and the Greater Pottstown Area.
Pottstown Mayor Nancy Jones Press conference statement.
Bucket Brigade More details about the bucket brigade as well as information about the One Day Workshop, September 23, 2002.
Blue Vinyl This clever and poignant film reveals a complex web of alleged corporate conspiracies and the tragic loss of human life from chemical exposure.
Donna Cuthbert Press conference statement.
Occidental Chemical What our community needs from Occidental Chemical.
Schools A list of schools operating within a short distance from Occidental Chemical.
Vinyl Chloride The health effects of Vinyl Chloride.
Dioxin Factsheet with information from the EPA regarding the toxic effects and more.
PVC Phase-Out Industries and businesses who either eliminated or began working towards a PVC phase-out in their products and facilities.
Organizations Organizations calling for Phase-Out of PVC.
Transition A transition from PVC to safer alternatives.
Poison Plastic More about PVC, the poison plastic.
Victims of Exposure Louise Simon and Anita Martens
Ace Report A comprehensive video series detailing the causes and effects of the health crisis in our neighborhood. Guests include Lois Gibb (Love Canal), Dr. Jean Flood and many more.
Testimony ACE testimony at the PA DEP public hearing regarding Pottstown Landfill/Radiation Protection Action Plan.
Radiation Exposure Read information regarding the effects of exposure to low-level radiation.
Expert Comment David Ritter, policy analyst for the Citizen's Critical Mass Energy & Environment program, comments.
No Safe Dose Read excerpts taken from works by experts on the subject of radiation.
Radiation in Consumer Goods Read about radioactive wastes in household items, building materials, etc.
Governor Rendell Contact Governor Rendell and tell him you need him to protect our families in the Greater Pottstown area.
Questionnaire Send this questionnaire to politicians to find out where they stand on protecting you from further environmental harm.
Report Pollution Report any strange odors to the PA Department of Environmental Protection anytime, day or night.
OxyChem Alert Read how you can help by emailing, faxing or phoning state representatives.
DEP Alert File review process denies the public information.
Occidental Chemical Located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, a plant that manufactures PVC emits thousands of pounds of toxic chemicals into our air. Included are more details about OxyChem's location and other important facts.
Deception Examples of dangerous industry deception about Dioxin and DEHP, a prefect illustration of how corporations use money, power and connections to purchase industry friendly science.
DEP Hearing Testimony given by ACE Vice President, Donna Cuthbert, at a Department of Environment Protection hearing regarding Occidental Chemical Title V permit which allows them to increase toxic emissions by 310%.
Effects Occidental Chemical's Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data air pollution releases calculated by health effects.
Emission Statistics A fact sheet regarding OxyChem's toxic emissions released into the Greater Pottstown area.
Inventory OxyChem's 1999 self reported Toxic Release Inventory air emissions.
Organizations Organizations calling for a phase-out of PVC plastics.
OxyChem Permit Public meeting concerning Occidental's 5 year air permit.
Physician's Petition Physician's of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center signed a petition to Pennsylvania DEP to reverse the Landfill Gas Pipeline decision.
Poison Plastic A fact sheet regarding PVC, the most environmentally damaging plastic. Included are alternatives, as well as a list of businesses and industries phasing out this dangerous plastic.
PVC Phase-Out National campaign developed by Peopleís Dioxin Action Summit to phase-out PVC in building materials.
Releases OxyChem is number 1 in Vinyl Chloride releases in the entire United States. Included is the health effects of vinyl chloride.
Schools School distances from OxyChem's hazardous air emissions.
Superfund Included is information about the Superfund and the Superfund site at Occidental Chemical.
Testimony Official written testimony from ACE, included with the DEP hearing concerning Occidental Chemical's operating permit.
Timeline A detailed timeline of the Oxy site prior to and since Occidental purchased it in 1980.
Transition Fact sheet concerning the transition towards safer alternatives to PVC.
Toxic Data More on OxyChem's self reported TRI data.
Why Get Involved? Nothing will be done to investigate the risks to your health UNLESS you get involved.
Landfill Gas Pipeline Issues, concerns, and facts: DEP air pollution permits for Occidental Chemical and Waste Management.
Pottstown Landfill Fact sheet about the Pottstown Landfill.
Waste Management: Violations and Fines Information regarding Waste Management, owner of Pottstown Landfill, past violations and fines.Permit Summary Regarding the June, 2003 Waste Management permits submitted for approval to DEP.
PL: The Facts ACE factsheet regarding the effects of the Pottstown Landfill and why there shouldn't be more permits or expansions.
WM: Hall of Shame Explains Waste Management's tactics for getting permits approved.
Permit Letter ACE letter regarding Amendment to Title V Operating Permit for Waste Managementís Pottstown Landfill.
Landfill Gas Information regarding landfill gas.
Landfill Air Pollution Report on the harmful health effects of Pottstown Landfill's air pollution.
ACE Alert! Issues of concern about increased radiation threats to our air and water giving cause to a need for a public hearing.
Radiation Radiation in the Pottstown Landfill and its threat to the Greater Pottstown area.
Radiation II Read more regarding the dumping of radioactive waste at the Pottstown Landfill.
Asbestos in Landfill Article about radioactive sludge in Pottstown Landfill.
Expansion What the landfill expansion means to resident.
Effects Potential increased health threats to area residents.
Shut Down Reasons why it's time to shut down the Pottstown Landfill.
MCPC Opposed Montgomery County Planning Commission opposed the last Pottstown Landfill expansion.
FAA Condemned The FAA condemned 4 previous landfill expansions because of safety risk to Pottstown Airport.
ACE Letter ACE letter to David Allard, director of DEP Bureau of Radiation Protection dated April 9, 2001.
Letter to DEP Letter to David Allard, director of the Bureau of Radiation Protection at the DEP.
Letter to DEP Regional Director ACE letter to DEP director regarding the S.E. DEP office's support of Waste Management.
Letter to FAA Letter to FAA regarding petition for review.
ACE Request ACE requests that the Pottstown Landfill solid waste permit be denied.
ACE Request II ACE letter to DEP requesting public meetings to clarify document on radioactive monitoring.
Health Department Letter to the Montgomery County Health Department regarding high infant mortality rate in Pottstown.
Transcripts Transcripts from the Landfill Gas Forum Testimony, dated June 7, 1999
Why Test? Answers the question, why must gases be tested for radiation?
Skeptical Why should the public be skeptical of DEP's 1996 radiation testing on leachate, soil, and groundwater?
DEP's Response Includes facts about the history of radiation at the landfill and the Department of Environmental Protection response document of June 14, 2001.
Letter to the Editor Letter to the Editor concerning the high infant mortality rate in Pottstown, submitted by Dr. Lewis Cuthbert, President of ACE.
ACE Board Letter Hard science keeps rolling in and piling up, air pollution kills and cripples..
Dr. Winter Editorial Letter to the editor from Pottstown physician regarding the way our communities are being treated.
Infant Mortality Mercury article addressing the infant mortality rate in Pottstown.
Dr. Winter Read Dr. Winter's letter requesting a hearing regarding a permit for Waste Management's landfill.
Recycling Waste Article concerning a federal proposal to recycle radioactive waste.
Editorial Editorial in the Mercury regarding Waste Management's expert test results on exposure to landfill leachate.
Call For Hearing Officials of the Pottstown Council call on DEP for public hearing concerning Waste Management plan to scan incoming garbage trucks for radiation FPL Project ACE asks DEP to deny a permit for the proposed FPL Power Plant.
CCLF Victory Congratulations to Concerned Citizens For Limerick's Future On Their Outstanding Victory.
Sludge Report By Representative Camille "Bud" George.
CDC/NIOSH Warning Report concerning workers exposed to class B biosolids during and after field application.
Sludge in North Coventry List of harmful materials found in sewage sludge applied to land at Laurel Locks farm.
CDC Warning USA Today article: CDC sounds a warning on risk of sludge.
Health Threat Included is information regarding dioxin health threat from Occidental's air emissions.
Health Risks Health risks from living around Occidental PVC production and Pottstown Landfill gas combustion by-products.
PVC Factsheet, PVC is the most environmentally damaging plastic.
Transition Transition towards safer alternatives to PVC.
PVC Alternatives Greenpeace Fact sheet listing alternatives to PVC.
Organizations Organizations calling for phase-out of PVC.
Vinyl Chloride What it is, how humans are exposed, and what is the problem with vinyl chloride.
Levels Included is information regarding EPA's cumulative exposure model using 1990 data showing vinyl chloride levels in Montgomery County.
Lung Cancer Stats Updated lung cancer statistics around the Pottstown Landfill.
Childhood Cancer Stats Updated childhood cancer statistics around the Pottstown Landfill.
Breast Cancer Stats PA cancer registry statistic comparisons.
Brain Cancer Stats Department of Health statistic comparisons.
Superfund Included is information about the Superfund and the Superfund site at Occidental Chemical.
PBS Report "Now" with Bill Moyers tracks the scientific search for answers about how environmental toxins affect America's children.
Testimonials The first of two testimonials from victims of the health effect related to exposure from vinyl chloride, a toxic chemical emitted from Occidental Chemical.
Trade Secrets A film documenting an investigation of the history of the chemical revolution and the companies that drove it.
EPA's Misuse of Science Environmental News interview with Dr. David L. Lewis, employee of the U.S. EPA regarding the way his agency handles science.
Science On Our Side Statistics and facts in recent air quality news.
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