Residents of the Chapel Hill community in Dekalb County are concerned about the environmental health impacts of their close proximity to Snapfinger Creek Water Treatment Plant, the Seminole landfill, and a defective industrial sewer line that has leaked toxins harmful to residents into the ground and air.
Residents, seeking to build an effective organization with a long term focus to address these issues, came together with Emory HERCULES in October and November 2019 to share their health concerns, learn about the exposome, and identify a health priority. As a result, a group of residents committed to working together to address toxic waste in their community.
Residents who came together in Phase 1 were awarded $1000 in December 2019 to develop an Action Plan to address the community need identified during the Roadshow:
Toxic waste going through the Chapel Hill Community and the resulting bad smells that affect their quality of life and health.