A woman whose crusade against an industrial waste site helped create the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Site Program will be in Baytown Dec. 7 to seek input from area residents about the health effects from local air pollution.

Lois Gibbs, whose efforts made Love Canal a nationwide symbol for the dangers of toxic industrial waste, will be at Sterling Municipal Library 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 for a conversation about air pollution. 

While she will present some information, the focus of the time is to hear from the community about the effect of air pollution and any ideas they have for how federal policy can address it, according to Kristine Singleton, outreach coordinator for the Texas Health and Environmental Alliance, a co-sponsor of the event.

The other co-sponsor is Gibbs’ organization, the Center for Health, Environment and Justice.

That organization is working on the issue of collective or cumulative air toxic impacts.

The session is free and lunch is provided, but as space is limited, RSVP is required.

Reservations will be accepted until the day of the event as long as there is space, Singleton said.

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