County poised to join city to ask facility to reduce cancer-causing emissions

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 09, 2023 1:31 PM CT | Published: March 09, 2023 1:31 PM CT

A small, but patient, group of South Memphis residents concerned about a cancer-causing pollutant in their neighborhood waited five hours to address the Shelby County Board of Commissioners yesterday. 


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Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.


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