USA: concerns over plant location near school

USA: concerns over plant location near school
Published: 23 September 2016

Tagged Under: NAACP dispute USA 

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has raised concerns over the location of a cement plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as is it situated across from a school. It is reported that dozens of mixing trucks pull into the site every day, stirring dust into the air. The worry is that dust particles and chemicals being used may be detrimental to the health of students at a school.

NAACP director, Jerry Carter said, “We can't have a concrete batching plant right across the street from where we are trying to educate our kids. I would like to see the city or the county work something out so the cement plant can relocate away from the school.”

The NAACP will be holding a community meeting to discuss the matter.