Group to rally for closure of Harrelson landfill

By Josh Marcisz |

Published 07/18 2014 06:05PM

Updated 07/18 2014 08:57PM

The Nation of Islam and the MLK Coalition Against Environmental Racism will hold a rally for the complete and total shutdown and removal of the Harrelson Landfill on Saturday, July 19th.

The rally will take place at 11 a.m. at 1101 Russell Road in Shreveport.

Organizer Marvin Muhammad says the rally will be to empower and inform residents. "We also want compensation in place for the residents that have been ill affected by the toxicity level in that area," he says.

Muhammad believes the landfill never should have been allowed in a residential area and adds landfills have a history of being built poor neighborhoods.

The DEQ ordered the landfill to stop accepting new waste but they are still accepting concrete and wood.

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