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Oct. 28, 2006
 

IN MEMORY OF JOEL MYERS

 
 

Joel Myers, who served on the GEC Board of Directors from June of 2005 until his resignation for health reasons a few weeks ago, was killed in a car accident on October 22nd.   Funeral services were held on October 28th in McIntosh County.
 

 
 

In addition to his service on our Board, Joel was instrumental over the years in helping organize the African-American sections of the Arco community to push for adequate testing for contamination from the LCP Superfund site.  He received special recognition at our 2005 Annual Meeting for his work on environmental justice and community organizing.

     Joel grew up in the Arco neighborhood and believed that his extensive health problems were related to the poisoning of that area by local industry.

     In addition to lots more work which we all must do to reach Joel’s dream of a clean and revitalized Arco, Joel also leaves behind a wife and three children.  He will be sorely missed by many.

 

 

  Joel Myers
Joel Myers, (center) discusses the Arco neighborhood testing with Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry toxicologist Dr. David Mellard (left), and EPA Remedial Project Manager Shea Jones (right) at the June 23, 2005, public meeting about the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site.
 
 

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