Negative Effects from the Port on Students

KUTV did an excellent segment covering how the Utah Inland Port would negatively affect school children who attend school near the port due to increases pollution and traffic.

“Developers are building warehouses that have no special environmental provisions, (these warehouses) are just as harmful as any warehouse built anywhere,” said Deeda Seed with the Center For Biological Diversity.

This is concerning for the parents of as many as 6,000 kids who attend eight different schools, all within a half-mile of the boundaries of the inland port. Now, as construction has unleashed, the people who live nearby will see how their health will be affected by what Seed says could add 69,000 new diesel trucks, and 155,000 new car trips a day to the roadways and highways around the port.

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