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Chemours crew cleans Parkersburg streets, parks


PARKERSBURG — More than a dozen employees from Chemours picked up everything — including the kitchen sink — at two city parks and along portions Market and Spring streets Friday.

Actually, volunteers said it looked more like a bathroom sink. Either way, they removed the fixture from the hillside at Quincy Park and filled approximately 100 bags with trash, sticks, leaves, needles, and “a lot of clothing,” said Seth Cressey, quality manager at Chemours.

Cressey even wound up with a discarded Christmas tree in the bed of his truck.
Chemours gives employees a paid day each year to provide volunteer service in the community, Cressey said, with group efforts like Friday’s planned roughly once a quarter. Friday’s project was cleaning up in and around the Avery Street Historic District, along with Friendship and Quincy parks.