Update on Mercury Contamination in Louisiana: Successes and Failures

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Please note time changes below*
Barry Kohl

Dr. Barry Kohl is an adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane.  He is an environmental activist with La Audubon Council and Sierra Club and has been working on mercury issues since 1995. He was an expert witness in several lawsuits which involved river sediment contamination.

Photo of Actual Posting of Official Health Advisory
-Carey Dupuis
Louisiana has 43 mercury-in-fish health advisories for rivers and lakes.  The sources of mercury are varied and some have been stopped, but there are still legacy issues.  Barry Kohl, environmental activist, will provide some historical background on mercury in Louisiana, its sources, and the slow progress the environmental organizations had in moving Louisiana to accept the problem.  

First Unitarian Universalist Church
5212 South Claiborne Ave, New Orleans
corner Jefferson Ave.

(Enter via posted signs at Soniat and S. Claiborne)

Important Notice: 
We have scheduled our meeting around the following times in order for those who want to join the   protest in Baton Rouge being organized by the Green Army and others. A bus sponsored by the Sierra Club will be leaving from the Unitarian Church at 11:30:

10:30 to 11:30-
Featured Presentation
11:30am to Noon- 
Progressive, Social Justice Community Networking with Coffee, Juice and Light Breakfast Pastries*
*$3.00 suggested donation

For more information, contact us: info@thecommunitybreakfast.org

Held every second Saturday of each month, 
the Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast has been a project of 
the First Unitarian Universalist ChurchSocial Justice Committee 
since May 1983. 


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