Article | April 23, 2020

Fifty Years Of Earth Day

By Maury D. Gaston

Ductile Iron Pipe
Pallets of ductile iron pipe made in Birmingham, Alabama, for distribution of clean water ready for shipment all across America.

Iron and Steel Manufacturing Contributes to Our Environment

I was in fifth grade on the first Earth Day.  There was an abandoned earth mover in the woods near my elementary school, and Mrs. Fields’ social studies class painted it with bright colors to improve our visual environment.  It was 1970, Richard Nixon was President, and later that year would establish the Environmental Protection Agency.

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