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On August 23, 2011, the United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a Statement of Basis pertaining to irremediable environmental contamination in Sellersville, Pennsylvania—the intricacies of which had remained undisclosed for over a century. Shortly after, in anticipation of lack of support from Sellersville’s legacy resident base, the below video was created in an effort to get some of the newer, Millenial-age residents in the community involved. It was made prior to knowledge of the numerous additional issues that would be unearthed steadily throughout the subsequent years. A local advocacy group was also founded during this time for the purpose of seeking environmental justice and protection of human health and welfare as related to the issues at hand.
This forum is a continuation of those efforts. While the audience may have changed over the years, the intent here remains to provide the transparency and disclosure that has been wrongfully and willfully withheld for too long. What people choose to do with this provision is up to them. This site highlights much of what has been uncovered over a five-year period of extensive investigation and research. Conclusions are based on facts that are supported by black-and-white evidence. The twenty-five blog entries used to communicate this data are organized in sequence to compliment and build upon each other. Existing posts will be updated to reflect any new information that is obtained after this page is published. No new entries will be created.
A significant update was made in 9/2016 to blog entry “Twenty.”
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In July 2017, the aforementioned advocacy initiative that was founded in response to the issues in Sellersville was asked to join together with Lois Gibbs (Love Canal) and other individuals and organizations representing the most contaminated sites in the country to form a task force for the betterment of United States policy pertaining to Superfund legislation. The People’s Task Force for the Future of Superfund was created in partnership with the Center for Health, Environment & Justice and is a national initiative comprised of experienced advocates who have fought for human health and environmental justice in their local communities.