Daly to tour air pollution hot spots
of Southeast San Francisco
Supervisor Chris Daly is scheduled to tour pollution hots spots
in Southeast San Francisco Monday, it was announced today.
By Mike Aldux
August 5, 2007
San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly will tour pollution hot
spots in Southeast San Francisco neighborhoods Monday afternoon,
it was announced today.
Youth leaders from Excelsior, Visitacion Valley, Portola and
Bayview will lead Daly on a "toxic tour," according
to a statement from the Chinese Progressive Association.
The tour, set to begin at noon from the Excelsior Boys and Girls
Club at 163 London St., is preceded by a 4-year research effort
conducted by the Common Roots Program.
As part of the program, Chinese and Latino immigrant youth have
been surveying local residents, conducting scientific air sampling
in collaboration with the Department of Public Health, and working
with researchers at Golden Gate University's Environmental Law
and Justice Clinic to analyze toxic release data from public agencies.
The results of the research will be presented Monday to Daly,
who is a member of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
"This tour is our way of showing our neighborhoods where
we live and go to school to the people who are responsible for
protecting our environment and our health," said Alessandra
Ortiz, 15, of Portola.
The tour will highlight the history as well as the ongoing environmental
issues facing largely immigrant low-income communities in the
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