Putting research into action in Garyville

LABB intern Ziwei Wang, a Duke University student, has spent the last seven weeks researching Marathon Oil and preparing for a recent community meeting in the neighboring town of Garyville. Below, she talks about her work and the community members she’s met.

Last Thursday, we held our first community meeting in Garyville, La. The goal of the meeting was to inform the neighborhood about the emissions and health effects of chemicals released by Marathon Oil in Garyville. We also hoped to get a sense of residents’ interest in collaborating to work toward holding Marathon more accountable for their…

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