Residents Who Live Near Dupont Hold Community Meeting

An environmental expert met with residents who live near the Dupont industrial plant. Yesterday residents of the Delisle, Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis areas gathered at St. Williams Catholic Church to listen to environmental health consultant Dr. Peter DeFur.

Defur has been hired by the Mississippi chapter of the Sierra Club to provide advice on the potential health impacts of the types of pollution allegedly being released by Dupont Delisle.

In response to last night's meeting, Dupont officials said, "we are always interested in the safety and health of employees and the community, but as we have previously stated, we do not believe our operations have had any adverse health effects on the community."