BIG CROWD GATHERS FOR MEETING ON CENTRAL ELEMENTARY, CEMENT PLANT
A big crowd gathered Thursday evening at the McDonald Hughes Center in Tuscaloosa, many with questions for the company running Ready Mix USA’s cement plant on 15th Street in Tuscaloosa.
Parents of Central Elementary School students and residents who live in the area all want to know, is their health at risk from the dust coming from the plant?
Leading the meeting was local NAACP President Jerry Carter and attorney Lonnie A. Washington, who are looking to further investigate any claims of medical problems because of the cement dust.
“I think No. 1 is to help the well-being of the children in the elementary school and then the community,” Jerry Carter said.
Bill Roy, Ready Mix’s plant manager, was there, ready and willing to hear the crowd’s concerns, and letting the public know the company is willing to work with the community.
“We want to be good neighbors,” he said.
The next step? Running tests to see if there really is a correlation between the plant and students’ health issues.