Toxic Dangers Threaten Gullah/Geechee Nation Community Meeting To Be Held October 10th

Toxic Dangers of Oil Exploration in the Gullah/Geechee Nation

The Atlantic Ocean has sustained the Gullah/Geechee people for hundreds of years. The African ethnic groups and indigenous Americans, who formed the Gullah/Geechee Nation, have kept their fishing and agrarian culture alive in spite of threats from coastal development, pollution and climate change.

Now the Gullah/Geechee Nation faces the existential threat of toxic chemicals being set free off the shores of their ancestral home in the South Carolina and Georgia Sea Islands.

The Trump Administration could soon approve exploration for oil in the Atlantic with a process called seismic airgun blasting.  The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce has raised concern that this intense noise could disturb toxic chemicals in deteriorating conventional and chemical weapons as well as radioactive waste drums that have been dumped in the Atlantic since the 1920s.

The Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, the Concerned Citizens of St. Helena Island and the South Carolina Small Business Chamber will hold a community meeting to discuss this threat.

Date:          Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time:         5:30 PM

Where:       St. Helena Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Rd, St. Helena Island, SC

Presenters:  Frank Knapp, President & CEO, South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce
                   Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation

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