Tell Texas Court to Hear Resident’s Concern on Radioactive Waste Sites

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Target: Judge Richard Dolgener of Andrews County Texas

Goal: Protect local residents from radioactive waste found in water supply

A lawsuit was filed in 2007 against Waste Control Specialists by concerned residents of Andrew County Texas and the Sierra Club after the discovery of groundwater in some of a waste disposal site’s monitoring wells was found. It has been five years since the lawsuit questioned the environmental licenses of W.C.S. and the Andrew County court has not heard the case. Ask Judge Richard Dolgener of the commissioner court to hear the lawsuit filed and for adequate evidence to be provided which proves the safety of the surrounding residents.

Rose Gardener is a resident of Eunice town, which is the closest to the W.C.S., and has undergone radiation treatment for thyroid problems. She worries that more people will be exposed to harmful radioactive waste chemicals if a court of law does not hear the case. Ms. Gardener says, “Where’s my public hearing to voice my concerns? I don’t just do this for me. I have two girls who have their own little kids at home.” Her concern has been shared by other community residents and former workers of the Waste Control Specialists.

After The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality granted the company licenses in 2007, three staff members protested that the site was unsafe for waste removal. In addition, the site has been described as a “remote location,” but Eunice residents and Ms. Gardener say they are actually very close and within 5 miles of the waste removal site.

The lawsuit filed by concerned residents living within miles of potentially health threatening waste sites must be heard before a judge in court to ensure the protection of the people.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Judge Richard Dolgener,

I urge you to hear the lawsuit filed by concerned residents of Andrew County and the Sierra Club against Waste Control Specialists to ensure the protection of the people living in the area. The lawsuit was filed five years ago and continues to raise heated debates on the safety of people living in the surrounding communities.

The town of Eunice is only 5 miles away from the possible life threatening radioactive site and the people have a right to voice their concerns in a court of law.

Rose Gardener is a resident of Eunice county who has undergone radiation treatment for thyroid problems and worries that more people will be exposed to harmful radioactive waste chemicals. Although the W.C.S. states that proper measures are taken to protect health and the environment, three former employees have protested claiming the site is unsafe to dispose of radioactive waste materials.

The people who call the area their home and live within miles of the radioactive waste sites have a right to know if their health and lives are in jeopardy. Allow the lawsuit to be heard in court today to prove the proper precautions are being enforced by the W.C.S.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. Better them, not me. Wait til it comes to your neighborhood.

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