Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Kim Jonson Attacked - Please help!

My name is Eugene. I run website, and I was about to interview Kim when her cameraman freaked out. I don't know what to do. I live 1000s of miles away from Iowa. I called the local Sheriff's department 1 712 560 1196, but they think it's a prank. This is all about DP Chemicals, and something called Scarlet Omega. I don't know what else I can do...

Save Ogden Marsh!


Door to Door with Greenpeace!

Hey all, it's Kim! I'm back!

We went door to door trying to pull this community together and bring awareness about just what a potential hazard DP Chemicals is to our town, and it seems every time I mentioned DP Chemicals everyone just clammed up!... Anywho, I'm taking this action to the streets... It's time to pull together and stand up for OUR rights and OUR safety. Because if we don't who will?

So watch out Ogden Marsh... Kim Jonson is back!

p.s. Gary, you're a dear friend but drink bottled water... drinking from that hose was disgusting :p



Ogden Marsh's notorious K I M

Gary again. Roger and I picked up Kim at her house after she had to spend the night in jail. We knew she'd be upset, but we definitely didn't expect this reaction... but that's our Kim.

Peace, Gary.

Kim protesting against DP Chemicals in Ogden Marsh!

Hi everyone, this is Gary Schultz. I shoot and edit the vids for Kim. I have to post this because unfortunately Kim got arrested for trespassing on DP Chemicals property. Boo!

Anyhow, here's a pic... She only spent one night in jail. I'll post the video of her exploits in a bit!

Remember, ask yourself... ARE WE SAFE???

Peace, Gary.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Are You Paying Attention Yet?

I'm not kidding when I say these chemical plants put us at risk.I write about it a couple times a week because that's how often it happens!
Just a week and a half ago FOUR incidents occurred over a period of just two days at a DuPont Chemical Plant in Belle, WV. To make matters even scarier for nearby residents, this is just 20 miles south of the Bayer Crop Science facility I blogged about a few weeks ago…you know, the one that received FOUR citations for improper maintenance of storage tanks?
The worst of these 4 incidents ended in the death of a worker. On Saturday, January 23rd, an employee of the DuPont facility was hit in the face with a small amount of phosgene. The employee died the following day as a result of the exposure. Phosgene is a highly toxic chemical that is dangerous even in miniscule amounts and was used in World War I as a chemical weapon. Frighteningly, this chemical is also used when building crop protection chemicals. That’s right, they spray our food with this crap and we eventually consume it.
Prior to Saturday’s fatal accident, 1,900 pounds of toxic methyl chloride leaked from a storage tank on Friday, January 22. Unbelievably, this leak went undetected for almost one week! We should be very concerned about facilities housing toxic chemicals yet operating with such a poor safety program in place – how could this leak could go on for almost a week!?
In addition to this (almost) week long leak, on Saturday morning there was sulfuric acid leak and later that night there was a small fire which was later labeled as an electrical “arcing.” A small fire and three chemical leaks, one of which led to a death, all in 48 hours? DuPont’s doing such a bang-up job of following safety protocol that there is now a federal investigation of the facility.
What a scary scenario for residents…a chemical leak in your town followed by a bunch of government officials checking things out. Sounds freaky.
You can read the full story here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Is Obama the new Mr. Clean?

Good news on the Clean Air Act front! The Wall Street Journal is reporting the U.S. subsidiaries of two French companies agreed to install new pollution controlling technologies in 28 plants! Though the total cost to the companies, combined, will be somewhere around $282 million, the result would be the decrease of 41,000 tons of pollutants that cause respiratory problems as well as a variety of environmental damage. I hope other corporations will see this as a cue to change their procedures as well.

Under Obama’s administration, the E.P.A. has taken more aggressive measures than the Bush Administration when it comes to enforcing the policies of the Clean Air Act. This month the E.P.A. announced it would be making the standard for ground-level ozone (aka smog) more strict and new rules on the elements that cause haze in polluted cities could also be announced in the near future.

While you and I are certainly thrilled with the direction Obama is taking, the administration has its opposition. For instance, a newspaper out of Dallas, TX mentions that many officials in the state including Gov. Rick Perry are fighting the changes. It is certainly an uphill battle faced by Obama so be sure to contact President Obama and tell him you support the E.P.A.’s stricter measures. Its reaching out to elected officials like this that leads to great initiatives like the Clean Air Act!


I just got a web cam, woohoo! It is a very strange thing to talk to a camera alone in your room. I got so nervous I almost forgot my own friends' names and had to write them down! :-/

Also, special thanks to Eugene at, and Gary my cameraman :)