- Associated Press - Monday, April 14, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Environmental groups are holding a forum in Norfolk on the effects of coal dust on health and the environment.

The forum, called “Norfolk’s Coal Dust Blues,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Webb Center at Old Dominion University.

Speakers include Sierra Club Virginia chapter director Glen Besa and Leslie Morrison, healthy communities campaign director for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network.

The forum will focus on coal dust from Norfolk Southern’s Lambert’s Point terminal and from coal cars traveling to the terminal.

The forum’s sponsors are the Sierra Club Chesapeake Bay Group, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and ODU EcoReps.

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