Stop New Yorks #1 Manufacturing Polluter
From Citizen's Environmental Coalition
Take action now!
Write a letter to the DEC and Kodak!
Go to www.kodakstoxiccolors.org/forms/carp.shtml
and fill out your name and contact information and send
a letter to Kodak today! Please forward this URL to as many people as
We need an immediate response to press
for an enforcement action and better monitoring for the
community surrounding Kodak. Help compel Kodak to clean
up its act. Please
write a letter on behalf of your organization or as an
individual to express your concern about this recent explosion
and Kodak's long history of environmental contamination
of the Rochester community.
Included below is a sample letter to
Kodak and the Department of Environmental Conservation.
We encourage you to personalize this letter and
mail, fax, or email it to the following people:
Erin Crotty, Commissioner Department
of Environmental Conservation 625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-1011 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Hicks, Director - Region 8 Department
of Environmental Conservation 6274 East Avon-Lima Road
Avon, NY 14414-9519
Daniel A. Carp, CEO Eastman Kodak 343
State Street Rochester, NY 14650 Fax # (585) 724-5700
(insert today's date here)
Dear (insert appropriate name and title
I am writing to express my deep concern
about the recent explosion that occurred at Eastman Kodak's
Building 218 hazardous waste incinerator in Rochester,
New York, on May 30th, 2002, as detailed in the New York
State Department of Environmental Conservation Report
# 0202181. Kodak has a long history of environmental violations,
and this is just one more example of that habitual negligence
towards the environment and the public whom they employ.
I find it outrageous that Kodak failed
to notify the DEC of this explosion and release until
over 10 hours after it took place (State Department of
Environmental Conservation Report # 0202181). It puzzles me as to why Kodak didn't immediately
notify the agency of the release so that they could properly
assess the situation.
This underscores the need to hire a full time monitor
at Kodak's Building 218 hazardous waste incinerator to
oversee operations of the facility.
In addition, Kodak should install ambient air monitors
for the community residents to detect any chemical releases
or spills that may enter their neighborhoods if a failure
of communication and action like this should happen again.
Kodak is New York's number one manufacturing
polluter and is ranked number two for emissions throughout
the state; in addition, Kodak is ranked as the largest
emitter of recognized carcinogens to air and water in
New York State. Since
Kodak is one of the largest polluters in New York State,
the DEC should make Kodak a top priority for their staff.
Kodak needs to make a commitment to phase out their
two hazardous waste incinerators and work for clean production
to eliminate the waste streams going into them.
Thank you for your time regarding this
matter of the utmost importance. I look forward to your
(insert your name here)
(insert your address here)
*Don't forget to send us copies of your
We would like to track the number of
people that send letters to the DEC and Kodak.
Please mail or email us a copy of your letter and
any correspondence you have with the DEC or Kodak.
You can send your letters to:
Mike Schade Citizens' Environmental Coalition
425 Elmwood Ave. Suite 200 Buffalo, NY 14222 (716) 885-6848
(716) 885-6845 fax