Earth Day Rally At Dickson Landfill
25 Apr 2006 01:10 GMT
The Tennessee Coalition for Environmental Justice held a rally on Earth Day, April 22, at 9 a.m., with members of the group and concerned Dickson citizens to call for clean up of the landfill. "People are breathing off-gassing chemicals and particles of pollution including the landfill leakage," said landfill neighbor and Dickson citizen Mary Wright. "We stand here today, on Earth Day, to fight of the health of all Dickson's residents," she continued. Participants at the rally held signs to protest the landfill's negative effects on the community. TCEJ released a letter to the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, James Fyke, and Dickson County Mayor, Linda Frazier, calling for public hearings on contamination, consideration of alternative remedies, and prosecution of environmental crimes.