Austin Master is a waste treatment facility located in Martins Ferry. It has been operational within city limits since 2015 and current sits on top of the city’s aquifer. The radioactive materials processed at Austin Master could potentially leak out into the city’s water or air via tire treads on brine trucks or on the clothes of the workers employed there.
Originally, Austin Master was located in Youngstown, but when the fire chief began investigating their practices in 2014, the owners moved operations south away from prying eyes. Now, Austin Masters operates without any rules or regulations from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
We are raising funds to help provide support to organizers on-the-ground in and around Martins Ferry to:
1) Educate the community about these concerns.
2) Develop opportunities for new local leaders to gain the skills necessary for community organizing.
3) Increase awareness about the health risks posed by Austin Master.
Your donations will directly impact the success of this work. For any questions about this, please contact us at: general[at]concernedohioriverresidents[dot]org.
- Chrissie Carli
- Sarah Stupak
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