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Toxic Exposure to Workers: Environmental Justice & View-master

A panel will be held Wednesday, October 13th at 3:30pm in Council Chambers in the Templeton Student Center at Lewis & Clark College in order to discuss the situation involving the exposure of thousands of former View-master workers to trichloroethylene (TCE). Currently, workers in the Powell's/Burlington Coat Factory shopping area are also likely to be affected.
The discussion will concern the issues surrounding worker exposure to toxins in the workplace, specifically trichloroethylene (TCE) at the former View-master factory in Beaverton, Oregon. The experiences of environmental justice activists Jeri Sundvall (founder, Environmental Justice Action Group [EJAG]) and Amanda Evans (founder, Victims of TCE Exposure [VOTE]) paired with input from former ESCO worker laison Daniel Cutugno, will provide for in depth discussion on toxic exposure that occurred in our very own backyard.

Also at issue is the health of Powell's workers in Beaverton, as TCE vapors have been located in their workplace.

This panel is in conjuction with the 2004 Environmental Affairs Symposium. Directions at www.lclark.edu.

homepage: homepage: http://www.lclark.edu/cgi-bin/viewevent.cgi?EVFILE=ejl1097706600.1

Powell's Workers Take Notice! 29.Sep.2004 11:03


I've read about this! The TCE contamination in the groundwater has yet to be cleaned up- and it sounds like it may not happen for some time. In the meantime all those people who work in that area (Beaverton across from Washington Square) could be inhaling dangerous vapors...

Toxins in OUR workplaces!? 07.Oct.2004 18:12

concerned worker

Wow, looks like a very interesting and worthwhile panel. This is a great opportunity for all kinds of workers to get together and discuss what factors could be affecting them at the work place, and what their rights are.