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Public Lab Research note


Bucket Successes

by A_SCH with kgradow1 | November 08, 2020 23:24 08 Nov 23:24 | #24957 | #24957

A_SCH was awarded the Watchdog Barnstar by amocorro for their work in this research note.


Co-authored by: Bongani Mthembu and Desmond D'Sa, South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, Rico Euripidou, groundWork, Friends of the Earth South Africa


South Durban, South Africa


Desmond D'sa describes how bucket monitors played a vital role in helping to reform South Africa's environmental policy.


Sasolburg, South Africa


Bobby Peek shares a brief history of the Sasolburg Refineries in South Africa and how bucket monitors helped empower communities to challenge these refineries


Tonawanda, New York

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"For ten years, community members fought to hold Tonawanda Coke accountable for poisoning the air in Tonawanda NY. Using buckets, summa canisters, and tenacious organizing, they collaborated with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and found that the amount of benzene emitted by Tonawanda Coke was nine times higher than what was being reported to the EPA."

Read the story: Remembering Tonawanda


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@amocorro awards a barnstar to A_SCH for their awesome contribution!

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