Piney Grove League for Change Forsyth CountyNorth Carolina

The Piney Grove League for Change is currently working on air quality and environmental justice issues relating to a fire that occurred at the Weaver Fertilizer Company in Winston-Salem on January 31, 2022.  The Winston Weaver Fertilizer Company had more than 600 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate stored on site; most of which sat in wooden buildings which were not equipped with sprinklers.  The Piney Grove area, and other adjacent communities, were blanketed with hazardous smoke for several days following the fire.  Winston-Salem citizens are not only fighting for accountability, but also for regulatory changes that might prevent similar events from happening elsewhere.


Sabrina Webster

Jason Torian