City of Dallas partners with EPA on Cumulative Impacts Assessment Pilots Project
DALLAS – The City of Dallas is partnering with EPA Region 6 to assess pollutants in West Dallas.
The Cumulative Impacts Assessment Pilots Project will provide air modeling, water sampling and fish tissue analysis, soil sampling and analysis and cumulative impact assessment report, after residents expressed public health and environmental concerns regarding the operation of Concrete Batch Plants.
“I was sent to Dallas City Hall to champion Concrete Batch Plant reform,” said Councilmember Omar Narvaez, who represents District 6. “I have built strong partnerships with governmental agencies and our local community groups to champion these reforms which will help right the wrongs from decades past. My hope is that this pilot project becomes a model for other communities.”
As part of the project, EPA will work with residents and leaders in these communities to obtain input as to preferred sampling locations, and best approaches for keeping the public informed about progress.
“I am grateful for the new Cumulative Impact Assessment Pilot Project coming to West Dallas. With generations of pollution in our neighborhoods of color, I pray the future will bring cleaner air. The time is now to bring justice to West Dallas,” said Debbie Solis, a resident of West Dallas.
To view the Cumulative Impacts Assessment Pilot Project fact sheet, link here.