Residents Unaware of Cancer-Causing Toxin in Air

By | July 20, 2019

Velma Slaton, breast cancer survivor and mother of Ann Singley, Covington, GA.

Kelly Singley, widower, Covington, GA.

Tony Adams, resident, Chadsworth at Vinings Townhomes, Atlanta.

Karen Hays, chief, Air Protection Branch, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, Atlanta.

Richard Peltier, PhD, associate professor of environmental health sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Margie Donnell, co-founder, Stop Sterigenics, Willowbrook, IL.

Cassandra Saffold, resident, Chadsworth at Vinings Townhomes, Atlanta.

John Keller, lives near Sterigenics, Smyrna, GA.

Jen Jordan, Georgia state senator, District 6, Smyrna, GA.

Rene McLeroy, resident of Covington Mill, Covington, GA.

Cynthia Newsome, resident of Newton County Housing Authority, Covington, GA.

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