Mercaptan spill still plagues Eight Mile, Sen. Cory Booker hears community concerns


Mercaptan spill still plagues Eight Mile, Sen. Cory Booker hears community concerns

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker speaks with We Matter 8 Mile Community Association in Africatown (WPMI)

EIGHT MILE, Ala. (WPMI) — 
Mobile County’s “We Matter Eight Mile Community Association” spoke with New Jersey Senator Cory Booker about past mercaptan leak that continuously cripples the Eight Mile community.
Mercaptan, a type of gas, was leaked by Mobile Gas. In an interview with Local 15 News in 2016, “We Matter Eight Mile Community Association” organizer Carletta Davis stated that the gas odor was practically poisoning the residents, as well as the water and soil in the community. “We know this is in our ground water,” said …

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