PBS (the Public Broadcasting System) will air a program about Calvert City, Kentucky June 20. Called WHO'S KILLING CALVERT CITY?, the program is part of the network's regular "Frontline" series. This story focuses attention on one of the most shameful and dangerous polluters in America--the LWD Incinerator--and its neighbors (GAF, BF Goodrich and others).
Like many places in the Midwest and South, Calvert City is dominated by good old boys who bristle when anyone suggests there's something wrong with a town that has allowed itself to be victimized by predatory businessmen whose smoke stacks belch tons of poisonous chemicals into the public's airspace. But there is something wrong with towns like Calvert City.
This is a heroic story of grass roots struggle by the Coalition
for Health Concern as they battle the poisoners and try to save
the children of Calvert City from a legacy of danger and disease.
--Peter Montague, Ph.D.
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