2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 07:36:31 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] BoRit asbestos piles, Ambler, Pennsylvania
Citizen of the Week - Sharon McCormick

By Terri Alderfer
Ambler Gazette (PA)
July 22, 2008

Ambler resident Sharon McCormick has been fighting for more than three years to get the BoRit asbestos site on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Priority List.

McCormick, 44, became involved with the issue in 2004, when she and other citizens circulated a petition and received 1,446 signatures to help stop the construction of a 17-story high-rise condominium on the 38-acre site, which runs along Maple Street just west of Butler Pike in Ambler.

When McCormick found out that this site was a potential health hazard to the community, she and a group of citizens spent time researching the issue. McCormick said she co-founded the Citizens Advisory Group to the EPA in January 2007 "as a voice for the citizens" of the three communities directly affected by the site: Ambler, Upper Dublin Township and Whitpain Township.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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