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Tune in Monday to ‘Asbestos Town’ on Zoom with WFAE

 

ON MONDAY. Charlotte NPR station WFAE-FM will host a Community Conversation via Zoom Monday, Feb 1, at 7 p.m. on its series “Asbestos Town,” about contamination from an old cotton mill in downtown Davidson.

Developers have tried for years to redevelop the old Linden Mill without success. That’s because cancer-causing asbestos is buried on the site. “Asbestos Town” investigates the history of asbestos in Davidson, attempts to renovate the mill and how contamination in the historically Black neighborhood nearby has stirred up old tensions.

You can find the series at https://www.wfae.org/asbestostown

Monday: Risks and history

Monday’s Community Conversation will look at the risks of asbestos contamination, the history of the site, and the possibility for redevelopment at the old Linden Mill.

Confirmed panelists (subject to change):

Moderator David Boraks. Photo: WFAE

Rusty Knox, mayor of Davidson

Mark Miller, developer

Linda Reinstein, president of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

Moderator: David Boraks, WFAE’s environmental reporter and host of “Asbestos Town.”

Learn more about Asbestos Town and register for the Zoom conversation at WFAE.org/AsbestosTown.

Discussion

3 Responses to “Tune in Monday to ‘Asbestos Town’ on Zoom with WFAE”

  1. I don’t see any of the people actually affected by the asbestos (Black residents of Davidson) represented on the panel. Will that be corrected by the time this program airs?

    Posted by Pam Jones | January 26, 2021, 3:11 pm
  2. Representation from the historically Black neighborhood surrounding the asbestos site is crucial to the conversation at Monday’s meeting. They are and have been seriously impacted.

    Posted by Michelle Goglia | January 30, 2021, 8:47 am

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