Roadshow Grantee: City of South Fulton, District 7
Phase 1: Exposome Roadshow Workshop
District 7 is in the southeast corner of the City of South Fulton, with Fairburn and Union City to the west/northwest and Fayette county to the east/southeast. Residents of South Fulton are concerned about a variety of issues in their environment such as such as food access, water and air pollution, storm-water, public safety, healthcare access, traffic, manufacturing and waste facilities, and litter. In particular, these state and federal thoroughfares attract large trucks that emit both air and noise pollution.
Residents seeking to address these environmental issues came together virtually with Emory HERCULES in November and December 2022 to share their environmental health concerns, learn about the exposome, and identify an environmental health priority. As a result, a group of residents committed to working together to address a specific toxic waste facility in their district.
Phase 2: Planning Grant
Residents who came together in Phase 1 were awarded $1000 in January 2023 to develop an Action Plan to address the community need identified during the Roadshow:
Close and remediate the toxic waste facility located within a mile of dense subdivisions