PODER had long raised concerns about the facility because of its proximity to Zavala Elementary School and the potential pollution risks.
“PODER and community members met with City Council members, health officials and other regulatory agencies to protect the health of the children and the community. PODER held numerous press conferences, protests, door-to-door surveys, created email campaigns, gave presentations and offered toxic tours. PODER never gave up the struggle to protect the children’s and community’s health. PODER was persistent for over ten years in closing Pure Castings.”