Some people claim the festering pollution made them sick and Ford is ready to hear them out.
The meeting this evening will include community members, environmental activists, and members of the Ramapough tribe, all of whom are demanding that Ford clean up the park they say Ford polluted.
“North Jersey residents have been crying out for the EPA and Ford to finally clean up Ringwood State Park for decades,” said Corinne Ball, Director of Organizing at Change.org. “Tonight, they will be heard.”
Members of the Ramapough tribe, a community ravished by cancer and illness, will read comments directly from the Change.org petition, which was started by the Edison Wetlands Association and has since gone viral, before presenting copies of the petition to representatives of Ford and the EPA.
The meeting will be today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ringwood Library, 30 Cannici Drive in Ringwood, N.J.
The EPA can force Ford to fix the mess it left or can let Ford do nothing.
View live signature totals of the campaign at Change.org: http://www.change.org/petitions/save-ringwood-state-park-dont-let-ford-motor-company-use-it-as-a-toxic-landfill
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