Published: Nov 4, 2022 11:54:01 AM
Updated: Nov 4, 2022 11:53:43 AM
The threat of environmental harm violates the integrity of our bodies. The right to bodily integrity is the right to self-determination and self-ownership over one’s body. Anything that violates this integrity is a violation of an individual’s civil rights. The current situation on Greenfield’s Rant property threatens this right to bodily integrity.
Significant Findings from the Department of Environmental Protection’s Comprehensive Audit of Rand Property Needs to Act Quickly, Effectively and Efficiently to Complete, Immediate and Thorough Cleanup of the Entire Site It reflects that. Through this audit, DEP describes the extent of trichlorethylene contamination found there. Trichlorethylene, or TCE, was not reported or properly labeled. Of greatest concern and threat to the physical integrity of the public is the containment and transfer of TCE contamination. The threat of TCE-contaminated groundwater entering the neighborhood poses a significant and significant health and environmental risk to residents of Greenfields, especially those adjacent to the property.
According to the EPA, TCE must be managed to avoid the risks posed by TCE. In his 2013 study on the human health effects of trichlorethylene, he found that TCE “…is carcinogenic to humans and poses a potential human health hazard through non-cancer toxicity.” rice field. TCE poses a threat to human health, especially the kidneys, liver and immune system.
It’s time to act. And as concerned citizens continue to advocate for their right to freedom to destroy the environment, the Human Rights Commission echoes their message. In our role as Commissioner of the Greenfield Human Rights Commission (GHRC), we have employed an independent, licensed site specialist to verify our findings and inform the public of all actual and potential hazards. Request the city to hire the house immediately. We urge Greenfield to act now.
Meckenzie Sarage representing the Greenfield Human Rights Commission