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Rohm and Haas plant expects a 90% or more reduction in the release of chloromethane

Ohio Citizen Action members wrote a total of 9,984 letters to plant manager Bruce Beiser during the course of the campaign, from February 2000 to April 2001. We organized the neighbors to meet with plant management, and traveled to Philadelphia to bring corporate headquarters into the negotiations.

The company and neighbors now have an ongoing commitment to work together to see that all of the changes are implemented. The steps being taken by the plant go far beyond any legal requirements, and are a testament to the strength of the “good neighbor” campaign approach. The turning point in the campaign came when leaders at the corporate headquarters in Philadelphia got involved.

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