Newport Smelter Scoping Event: September 19, 2018

Newport Smelter Scoping Event: September 19, 2018 from Dan Eskelson on Vimeo.

Fighting this proposed Silicon Smelter, just across the highway from our elementary and secondary schools, just blocks away from the hospital and nursing home, and located in a bowl surrounded by mountains, takes up my time and attention these days. We, my family, attend meetings, seek facts, contact other communities that have or have had silicon smelters. It is clear that such a facility should not be built in or near a town and especially with the prevailing winds that will contaminate our valley, our forests, rivers, lakes, and harm the wildlife. This is a pristine area famous for summer water activities, and winter's heavy snows activities. Our elk, moose, deer, fish, and migratory bird populations also will be put at risk.

This little old lady spoke at the Scoping Event last month and you will see part of my testimony starting at 7:00 on the video.

We track research in other, similar silicon smelters in Norway, an increase in "lung neoplasms; silicon compounds; silicon dioxide; stomach neoplasms" in workers and In Mississippi. 

Laura and Larry do an excellent job of gathering information and writing informative letters.  

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Congratulations, Joan, for speaking truth ("...we don't trust you....") to power so eloquently.

Seeing through the fake history taught in America's schools isn't easy. I started seeing through it in Arizona's hardball politics. How did you do it?

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