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ATTENTION!

ARCHBALD RESIDENTS
AND
RESIDENTS
OF THE ENTIRE VALLEY


"FLEXIBLE FOAM CORPORATION" TO BE BUILT IN PEI INDUSTRIAL PARK MAY CAUSE SIGNIFICANT HEALTH RISKS

Officials in Archbald are welcoming "Flexible Foam Corporation" to build a manufacturing plant in the PEI Industrial park. This company produces foam for commercial and residential uses.

This company tried to locate in Wayne County, but was forced out by local citizens (who went so far as to organize and threaten lawsuits) concerned about the dangerous raw material that would be transported into their community, the dangerous handling of these raw materials, and The ELEVEN POLLUTANTS that the plant would emit into the air.

Out of the eleven pollutants, the EPA coincides five of them to be hazardous to human health and to the environment. Three out of the five are known carcinogens. These chemicals (even at acceptable emissions levels")are dangerous to plant life, water life and humans, particularly the elderly, the children and pregnant women and their fetuses.

The Flexible foam corporation has a horrible track record (although they claim they have improved). They have similar plants in the U.S. and these are the facts.

We Need
Your Help!

Come to the Archbald borough meeting

Wednesday December 4th
at 7:00 PM.


Get on our e-mail list!

Send an e-mail to:

noflexiblefoam@hotmail.com

Spencerville, Ohio Flexible Foam rates as the second worst pollution source in the county.
Elkhart, Indiana Ranked by the department of Health and Energy as one of the "Cancer Dirty Dozen" companies for toxic levels of carcinogenic emissions.
The Sierra Club

(World renowned for protecting the environment and humans from industrial waste) has this to say: "Flexible Foam Corp. is one of America's top 25 industrial polluters.

The manufacturing process utilizes and emits Toluene Diisocyanate, which is a known carcinogen. TDI is more hazardous then most chemicals in 5 out of 8 categories.

The manufacturing process emits cyanide, also a known carcinogen

The EPA "Repeated exposure to TDI produces Cumulative decrease in lung function"

THE RISKS ARE:

  • To our health, and our children's health

  • Our Environment

  • The air quality

  • The water quality

  • Our watershed

  • Property values


Flexible Foam Corp. says they will create 50-100 jobs in a three year period. When pressed, they admit the wages will only be $7.50 to $9.00 per hour.

Additionally, they will locate in a tax-free or tax abatement zone and not contribute to the community, the schools, or the infrastructure.

And ... What are the Archbald Borough officials thinking... Wayne County ran them out of town!... Why are they being embraced here???

If you weigh the risks against the only albeit, weak advantage (more low paying jobs, IT JUST ISN'T WORTH IT.

If you can help organize or if you want to be involved, please contact us!

Email us at noflexiblefoam@hotmail.com

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