South Georgia town has several toxic plants; its mostly Black, brown residents are dying of cancer

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Wood pellet mills are known to be biologically hazardous, generating dust and pollution and producing 40% to 50% more carbon dioxide than coal – the dirtiest fuel.

Pollution from plants emits dust so small that it can be inhaled into the lungs and go directly into the bloodstream. Toxins can lead to low birth weight, COPD, heart disease, premature birth, and various types of cancer. Adel is located downwind of the site, and will be affected by pollution from the plant.

But despite all the health and environmental concerns, Adel City Council planned to vote on bringing the plant into town. They argue that factories create jobs – the usual line given when industries pay local legislators.

The plant had to apply to the Georgia Department of Environmental Protection for a “clean air” permit for the construction, granting activists such as Dr. Charging and preventing the plant from moving.

Between Del-Cook Lumber Yard (now abandoned), Advanced Cylinder & Tank, Bitcoin Mining Operation, and a proposed wood pellet mill, the residents of Adel were surrounded by toxic air, causing many to suffer from health problems such as kidney failure and cancer.

The documentary interviews a resident who said that the now-abandoned Del-Cook Lumber Yard has left dozens of Adel’s residents battling a cancer diagnosis; Approximately 75% to 80% of residents of just one street have cancer.

In fact, even after the timber factory closed, the land was so toxic that no dwelling could be built on it. But despite that, there is a low-income housing project right across the street.

In addition to the proposed wood pellet mill and disused lumber yard, is the Advanced Cylinder & Tank Company, classified as a “suburban residential” area.

Adil’s citizens say the smell is so “severe” that families refuse to let their children play outside.

The Bitcoin Blockstream factory runs fans 24/7, with residents loudly saying it’s a kind of “violence” to the noise ceremonies.

Since the filming of the documentary, another biomass company has proposed a new wood pellet facility at Adel Akbar than the proposed facility for a renewable biomass array.

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