Photos: Kerr-McGee silent march
October 5, 2018
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Scherrell Sturdivant carries her sign beside Marty Turner during the silent march protesting Kerr-McGee on 14th Avenue in Columbus Thursday afternoon. Photo by: Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff
A group of about 75 Columbus residents participated in a silent march Thursday evening to protest the handling of the Tronox/Kerr-McGee settlement. The residents, some of whom carried signs that read, “Stop Getting Rich Off Money That Don’t Belong To You,” and “Creosote Killed And Made Us Sick, Not You,” feel that the settlement money due to residents impacted by the contamination has been withheld or provided at unfairly low amounts as others — especially attorneys involved in the complicated legal processes of the case — have profited beyond what is due to them. The march covered about five blocks along 14th Avenue North, adjacent to the site of the old creosote plant. The plant closed in 2003 and a trust has been established to clean up the contaminated site.
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Roy Melton Hicks holds a sign during the protest of Kerr-McGee on 14th Avenue in Columbus Thursday evening. Photo by: Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff
Community members march in protest against Kerr-McGee on 14th Avenue in Columbus Thursday evening. Photo by: Deanna Robinson/Dispatch Staff