23 Sep '11, 4pm

Anyone feel like allowing 1.5 million tons of hazardous waste into their community?

Anyone feel like allowing 1.5 million tons of hazardous waste into their community?

The current loopholes let polluters around the country exploit our neighborhoods , turning over hazardous waste to unlicensed fly-by-night contractors, now free to dump truckloads of poison-filled waste drums and tanks. According to the EPA these hazardous waste sites are more likely to be located in our nation's lowest income communities and near the homes of people of color. Our friends at Earthjustice found similar results: People of color are twice as likely as white individuals to live within two miles of a hazardous waste facility. Low-income individuals are 1.5 times as likely as moderate- or high-income individuals to live within two miles of a hazardous waste facility. Just look at Chicago, where the EPA says hazardous waste recycling by industrial facilities in two southeastern Chicago zip codes (60617 and 60633) has caused dangerous exposure to toxic chemicals. ...

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