The first indication that
something was terribly awry was the call from
The Brunswick News reporter asking
to how much of the $18 million settlement Glynn County received in the LCP
Chemical suit the GEC feels entitled. After getting the minutes from the
April 3, 2007 Finance Committee meeting, the reason for the call from the
reporter became clearer.
The minutes stated: "Glynn
Environmental Coalition - Ms. Becky Rowell, Assistant County Administrator,
stated that this agency was asking for a portion of the $18 million
settlement and they felt that since they had educated the public on the
contamination issue that they should get some of the money."
The actual proposal the GEC
submitted follows. You can decide for yourself what the GEC requested from
Glynn County, and if Ms. Becky Rowell's representation of our proposal was
"The Glynn Environmental Coalition (GEC), like the Glynn County
Commission, understands that significant impacts have been made to our
community as a result of operations at the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site. In
partnership with health and natural resource agencies, the GEC worked over a
5 year period to develop an educational program to warn about the threat
from contaminated seafood. Glynn County used the work of the GEC in the
recent LCP Chemicals court case as an example of the human health threats
from the site.