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School’s Proximity to Industry Raises Health Concerns

Birmingham, AL

Southern Education Desk – The Walter Coke plant in North Birmingham makes high-grade coke used in blast furnaces and foundries. But according to a class-action lawsuit, that’s not all it makes: property owners allege carcinogens from the plant have drastically lowered their property values. But Dan Carsen reports, for people living and going to school in this industrial area, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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