Forum on the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Coal Dust around Norfolk's Lambert's Point Coal Terminal
Featured Speaker: Leslie Morrison, Healthy Communities Campaign Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network.
Do you or your a family member have trouble breathing from asthma attacks or other respiratory problems?
That could be caused by the coal dust coming from Norfolk's Lambert's Point terminal and the loaded cars coal cars traveling through our neighborhoods. Release of coal dust commonly from these sources coat vehicles, windowsills, and plants in neighboring areas od West Ghent and Ghent, ODU, Lambert's Point and Larchmont. Soil Samples from those neighborhoods tested up to five times highers for a known carcinogen-arsenic-than soil samples further away.
The black grit also contains lead and mercury, neurotoxins that affect brain development in fetuses and children. Exposure to coal dust has been linked to decreased lung capacity, increased childhood bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, emphysema and heart disease. Areas with high levels of coal dust pollution have greater infant mortality rates and decreased life expectancies.
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