There’s a new terminal coming to the port in North Charleston. That means more job opportunities and more revenue for the city. It also means more exhaust fumes for us to breathe in from cargo trucks and ships. And over time, that may put folks at risk for asthma, stroke, heart disease, cancer, and high blood pressure. The Coastal Conservation League is hosting a free workshop on March 20 in Royal Missionary Baptist Church to help reduce port pollution. Sick City Blues is designed to inform people about the health risks caused by port pollution and how to work with ports to help keep the community clean.
The speakers coming to this workshop are independent medical experts and community activists from California who have worked to reduce emissions in port cities as well as help reduce community health care costs. The workshop lasts from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. To pre-register, call (843) 723-8035 ext. 1000.