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Air Quality Problems

posted Mar 18, 2009, 8:38 AM by Marie Sligh   [ updated Mar 24, 2009, 12:24 PM ]
Chicora Elementary rated in the 1st percentile of schools located in an area of polluted air. That means 99% of the schools in the country have cleaner air. A.C. Corcoran rated in the 13th percentile: that means that 77% of the schools in the country have cleaner air than here. We need to ask our city representatives to work on cleaning up our city's air.

These statistics come from a recent USA Today and Johns Hopkins University study using EPA models to predict whether schools across America are located in areas with toxic air quality Across the nation, schools are sited within close proximity of heavy industrial polluters. You can read the article by clicking here.

North Charleston has also done some recent air quality tests for Accabee, Chicora/Cherokee, Howard Heights and Union Heights. Here you can read the details of the North Charleston Report and public discussion.