It’s In The Air You Breathe

Via email.

But we’re not quite sure what it is! Do you know what you’re breathing and how it got there? More to the point, what is going to happen to air quality in the future?

The answer to the last one is, we don’t know, and we’re not allowed to know. When the largest waste incinerator in Asia was planned near Broga, the residents had to take out a court case to try and find out details of the project. We’re still waiting for answers, though there are rumours that it has been shelved.

If you want to know more about the problems of waste management and access to information, come to a talk by Bradley Angel. He’s just come back from a trip to Japan where he was meeting with the main beneficiary of the Broga project, the company awarded the contract to build it and his latest concern is about the building of a plasma arc waste treatment facility in KL, Malaysia using a technology from a California company that Greeaction has been up against with. The US company is called IET ( and their medical waste subsidiary is InEnTec, http://www.inentec.com). The KL project will serve as a testing and demonstration facility for the Malaysian market.

His biography is below… so browse through then join us!

Venue : CIJ office (27C, Jalan Sarikei) | Map
When : Friday 27 April 2007, 8.30pm
Who : YOU!!!

Bradley Angel’s Biography

Bradley Angel is the Executive Director of Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice. Bradley joined with grassroots community environmental justice activists from California and Arizona in 1997 to form Greenaction. Greenaction works with urban, rural, desert and indigenous communities in campaigns for health and environmental
justice.

Bradley is a nationally recognized leader in the environmental health and justice movement, working with communities to stop pollution threats and to promote pollution prevention, clean technologies and safe jobs. Since 1987 Bradley has worked with hundreds of diverse communities and Native Nations impacted and threatened by pollution,
and has played a leading role helping communities win some of the most important struggles in the history of the environmental justice movement.

Bradley and Greenaction have also assisted groups in Mexico, Eastern Europe and Asia. Bradley has extensive experience helping communities defeat existing and proposed incinerators, helping evaluate and critique incinerator projects and helping communities organize to stop incinerators and to advocate for safe, non-incineration alternatives. Since 2003 Bradley has worked with many communities in the U.S. facing proposals for gasification, pyrolysis and plasma arc
facilities, and has been instrumental in defeating these projects.

Bradley and Greenaction are very active in the Global Alliance Against Incinerators/Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives and Health Care Without Harm. Bradley and Greenaction are currently helping to organize a national grassroots coalition in the U.S. against medical waste incineration and to promote safe alternatives.

Bradley was the co-author of the new report: “Incinerators in Disguise” that critiques the claims of the plasma arc, gasification and pyrolysis companies and includes several case studies. Prior to co-founding Greenaction, Bradley was the Southwest Toxics Campaign Coordinator for Greenpeace USA for eleven years from 1986 though 1997.

Bradley has helped co-found numerous local, statewide, national and international environmental health and justice coalitions, including California Communities Against Toxics, Don’t Waste Arizona, California Zero Dioxin Alliance, the San Francisco Community Energy Coalition and the Environmental Justice Air Quality Coalition. Bradley also helped bring together Indigenous grassroots community activists and organizations to form the Indigenous Environmental Network. Bradley was also Co-Director of the San Francisco Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign in 1985.

Bradley has been active in many other social justice issues since a teenager, including organizing on anti-war, tenants rights, anti-racism and other community and justice issues. Bradley has a law degree from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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