Community meeting planned to discuss thyroid cancer and coal ash



State and local elected officials, in collaboration with Iredell County government leaders, invite residents to a Community Meeting on May 9th at 6:00 p.m. at South Iredell High School. The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public about the work being done related to elevated thyroid cancer diagnosis in the southwestern and southeastern part of the county and to share information related to the regulation of coal ash facilities.

The program will include presentations by the NC Department of Health & Human Services, the NC Department of Environmental Quality and researchers from Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During this event, citizens will have an opportunity to ask questions related to these two topics.

Due to limited seating we strongly encourage you to pre-register for one of the guaranteed reserved seats, verified at the meeting check-in, by visiting the following website: On-site registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. for additional seating on a first come-first seated basis. The program will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

To see the most recent Thyroid cancer information please visit the Iredell County Health Department website:

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