I’ve just found out the Orica Annual General Meeting will be held in Melbourne tomorrow – so I’m going to jump on a plane, print out the names on the petition and take them to their entire executive. This is an amazing chance to ask the people who make money off the Industrial plant to also take responsibility for the impact on the local community.
I have been really overwhelmed by the number of you who signed to support my community. It’s not easy taking on a huge chemical company, but knowing you’re with me makes it a lot easier.
Could you please forward the email below to anyone you think might also care about mercury contamination in my community? I would love to get to 10,000 if possible. We’re at 7539 signatures now.
I’ll let you know how I go tomorrow!
Email to forward
There is growing evidence that mercury contamination from Orica’s Port Botany plant may be leaking into the local community. Mercury is a poison with really damaging health impacts – especially in children and pregnant women.
I just signed a petition started by a local mum Chantal. She is asking Orica to undertake extensive independent testing in the area around the plant so she and others can know if there is any risk.
Chantal is taking on a huge chemical company – so it’s not easy. It would be great if you could join me in supporting her ask by signing the petition here: https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/orica-come-clean-on-mercury-poisoning