A webinar series coming this September. Every Wednesday at 6pm, join ACWW in looking at some of the bounty and bane of Ashtabula County. Each presentation will last about 20-30 minutes and there will be time for questions and answers afterward. Join other community members in educating and empowering ourselves to envision a brighter future for Ashtabula County.
September 2nd, 2020: ACWW Team presents what is going on, In our backyard. Join the ACWW team as they virtually walk residents around the county right now. For example, confident that most know about the natural beauty and bounty of The Lake, the covered bridges and our many wineries, did you also know we are home to fifteen active injection wells? Do you know how close you live to a superfund site? Do you know what town holds the one EPA air monitor uses to gauge our air quality for the entire county?
September 9th, 2020: Sacrifice Zones – What is a Sacrifice Zone and why does Ashtabula have this designation? With guests from The Center for Health and Environmental Justice, we will learn what does this designation mean, what is the history of Sacrifice Zones and how industrial businesses pick communities where they feel they will receive less push back to the pollution. What rights do we have as a community and how can our voices be heard?
September 16, 2020: Fresh air in Ashtabula County – a recording of Dr. Gonzalez of UCLA as he explains particulate matter and how it affects health. In relationship to the Petmin pig iron plant, how will the tons of nitrogen oxide, particulate matter 2.5 and 10, carbon monoxide, VOCs (volatile organic compounds) make their way into the lungs and compromise residents with cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and how it might affect both young people, adults and elders.
September 23, 2020: Radioactive brine on the roads in Ashtabula? Teresa Mills of CHEJ (CHEJ.org) explains what it is, where it is being spread, what are folks doing around Ohio and how residents can get involved.
September 30, 2020: Injection Wells in Ashtabula County with Dr. Ted Auch of FracTracker (fractracker.org). Dr. Auch continues to map, photograph and collect data on unconventional energy and has written numerous articles, books and publications on the process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), its components, compelling arguments how it is failing and how communities have the right to know this information.
Download ACWW poster for Water Watch Wednesdays here