Environmental Concerns in Jackson County
Residents in east Pascagoula have expressed concerns about the city’s air quality, labeling it unsafe and toxic.
Today, EPA officials toured the Cherokee Forest subdivision with a bus load of residents who are eager for a change. Chair of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Margaret May tells News 25 after touring the area she’s extremely concerned about the safety of the residents. The council travels all across the United States and labels the Cherokee Forest area as one of the most severe cases they’ve ever seen.
Residents tell News 25 emissions from the nearby industries are causing medical problems throughout the neighborhood.