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