Beachside Sustainability 32937 is a group of citizens, neighbors, family, and friends with a focus on addressing the health and sustainability of the Brevard barrier island in area code 32937.
We have learned about alarming high incidences of cancer, ALS and immune system issues in our community. We know there is an old military dump under South Patrick Shores which has leached into our Banana River. We know there were old toxic chemical dumps on Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB), that while are now cleaned up, had been leaching into the groundwater for decades. We seek the PAFB RAB reports, which will help us understand what to test for in the environment. We know there are WWII munitions spread far and wide across the 32937 area- which are known to cause cancer.
We have worked hard trying to uncover data and tie information together for our community’s peace of mind, well-being, and the health concerns our children share, and now – finally the EPA has re-opened the 1991 investigation.
The next steps we take as a community are crucial. We need to do local testing and present evidence to convince the EPA to approve the assessment phase towards a cleanup under FUDS (Formally Used Military Sites). We need to do testing of the groundwater, the canals, vapor testing, radiation testing, etc. Without this new information, it is unlikely the EPA will come to any different conclusion than they did in 1991. If this investigation closes without the EPA helping our community to clean up, the cost will fall on the backs of taxpayers (that’s us) and future generations of taxpayers (our kids). Not to mention, how many more will become sick? When will it happen and who among us are yet to get sick without a cleanup?
The time is now and #WeAre32937. We want answers, help, and nothing less than an organized, honest clean-up from the past contaminants and only sustainable-growth moving forward with capable infrastructure and accountability for a safe, non-toxic living environment for our families.
We are seeking financial support to accomplish the expensive testing needed to provide this valuable information during this brief window of time when we have the EPA reviewing THE data, OUR data, OUR environment, OUR future. We need to provide current data if we want them to review current data. Otherwise, they may lean on old 1991 data from when they didn’t test for or didn’t know what to test for – as we do now.
All funds donated for testing will go to testing. Yes, donations are tax-deductible with a receipt from Local Movement, Inc. (Keep in mind you must consult your tax consultant to determine if you will benefit by donating; we make no claims to know how you file or how donations do or do not benefit individuals.)
Tests will be released and transparent.
#WeAre32937 and we want answers, transparency, accountability, clean air, soil, and water for our families.
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