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Important new research here on the connections between major toxic polluters and where they site their factories: We ask the following questions: (I) Are producer disproportionalities present and consistent across the study area? (II) Are particular communities (low income and/or those of color) disproportionately impacted by producers who generate a disproportionate amount of pollution? Our […]

Historicizing Flint

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On February 6, 2016

If you are looking for some good long reads this Saturday, check out this forum on placing the Flint water crisis in historical context, featuring some of our leading environmental historians, as well

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Water, Chemicals, Bodies, Cancer

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On November 5, 2015
Beth Alvarado has a lovely and sad essay at Guernica about the cancers that killed her husband and much of his family who lived in a neighborhood on the south side of Tucson heavily polluted by a plume of trichloroethylene, used to clean airplane parts at the nearby airport and industrial airfield. The geology beneath […]
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I know it’s the national pastime to degrade prisoners. But siting prisons on top of a coal ash dump, as Pennsylvania did in 2000, really should be a violation of the Eighth Amendment since giving them horrible illnesses just because the state’s contracting process was so shoddy as to allow this is indeed cruel and […]
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