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NJ Work Environment Council Meeting: Stop Chemical Disasters

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December 10, 2014: 12:30PM to 4:30PM
State House Annex, 189 West State Street in Trenton, NJ 08625 map

When 47 people were killed in a massive crude oil fire in Quebec in 2013, it was a wake-up call for New Jersey. A train went off the rails while carrying super-flammable Bakken crude oil from North Dakota. In the past five years, global oil companies started shipping 40 times more of this explosive chemical across the U.S. Trains, each carrying millions of gallons of crude oil, now pass through N.J. in at least 11 counties weekly.

The NJ Work Environement Council invites members and non-members to join in the call to Governor Christie, other public officials, and corporate executives to ensure our right to know about: 1) Rail car hazards; 2) Safer chemicals and processes at industrial facilities; 3) The real names of chemicals on labels; and 4) Emergency response plans.

For speakers and the meeting agenda, go to after December
Questions? Contact us at (609) 882-6100 Extension 300 or [email protected].

The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) is an alliance of 70 labor, community, and environmental organizations working together for safe, secure jobs, and a healthy sustainable environment. WEC links workers, communities, and environmentalists through training, technical assistance, grassroots organizing, and public policy campaigns to promote dialogue, communication, and action. WEC members whose dues are in good standing can vote at the annual membership meeting.

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The meeting is open to members and non-members.
We especially encourage you to participate if you represent railroad or chemical workers, firefighters or other emergency responders, communities with crude oil or chemical trains, or just want all of us to have the right to know about hazards.

12:30 PM – Lunch (Program begins @ 1 PM)
3:30 PM – Coffee & Dessert
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