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Photos from Day 2: Summit on Chemical Safety in West Virginia

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News coverage of Day 2: Summit on Chemical Safety

Two Day summit on chemical safety in WV comes to a close Posted: Jan 24, 2015 7:39 PM EST Updated: Jan 24, 2015 8:26 PM EST By Brandon Smith, Reporter (WOWK) Connect DUNBAR, WV – People across the Kanawha Valley … Continue reading

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Photos from Day 1: Summit on Chemical Safety in West Virginia

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News coverage of Day 1: Summit on Chemical Safety

Friday, January 23, 2015 Chemical safety advocates want accident prevention plan enacted ByKen Ward Jr., Staff writer Henry Clark remembers growing up in the shadow of the huge Chevron refinery in Richmond, California. Leaks, fires and all manner of incidents … Continue reading

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Looking Forward: Summit on Chemical Safety in West Virginia

SAVE THE DATE! January 23 & 24, 2015 Looking Forward: Summit on Chemical Safety in West Virginia PARTICIPATE in conversations about local chemical safety. LEARN about successful models implemented in other states and solutions that address disproportionate impacts of chemical … Continue reading

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Roadmap Planning Team Meeting #2

MEETING #2 – November 14, 2014 (completed) Chemical Release Prevention Program – Roadmap Planning Team This video can also be viewed at http://youtu.be/AIUKIInBufk. Extra special thanks to Mike Youngren with Volunteer Video for helping us out! The next meeting of … Continue reading

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Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 11/17/14 Media Contacts: Maya Nye, People Concerned About Chemical Safety 304-389-6859 or maya@chemsafety.org Emmett Pepper, WV International Film Festival 917-617-8208 (cell) or wvfilmfestival@gmail.com West Virginia’s premiere of “Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain” Marking the 30th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Founding member, Warne Ferguson, passes away

http://www.wvgazette.com/article/20141112/OBIT/311129977 Warne Leon Ferguson On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Mr. Warne “Ponce De” Leon Ferguson, 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Institute, WV after a week of loving care from his daughters whom he shared with his beloved … Continue reading

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Chemical Release Prevention Program – Roadmap Planning Team

The Chemical Release Prevention Program Roadmap Planning Team NEXT MEETING is Friday, November 14th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  It will be held at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department in the 1st Floor Conference Meeting Room.  Meetings are open to … Continue reading

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Roadmap for Chemical Release Prevention Program Gets Off The Ground

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 10/22/2014 CONTACT:  Maya Nye, Executive Director 304-389-6859 maya@chemsafety.org Roadmap for Chemical Release Prevention Program Gets Off The Ground Charleston, WV – Almost four years after initial recommendations were made by the United States Chemical Safety and Hazard … Continue reading

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