Protect the Health of East Austin Children Relocate Pure Casting Facility!
Poder held a Protest and Press Conference on Wednesday, June 18th at 11:00 am in front of the Pure Casting Facility, 2110 E. 4th Street (next to Zavala Elementary School). Pure Casting Facility uses and emits various chemicals into the air. Only in East Austin will you find polluting facilities next to an elementary school and in a residential area.
PODER and the Young Scholars for Justice (YSJ) addressed the Austin City Council and Councilman Mike Martinez agreed to put together a stakeholders group which will include the City of Austin officials, Pure Casting and PODER to begin the process of relocation. PODER also feels that the Pure Casting property should be purchased with Affordable Housing Bond money and used for the development of real affordable housing.