30 Nov '15, 1am

Map shows where Volkswagen’s extra pollution has the worst impacts in California https://t.co/tpuDd0xxEY

The embedded version above is a bit limited; if you click on the map page , you might get more out of it. On the top right-hand side of the map, you can enter a county. By zooming in on a specific region, you get an interesting picture of the intersection of poverty and pollution. I searched Los Angeles County and found that there are more than 32,000 of these dirty VWs in the county — and they’re heavily concentrated in areas where rich white folks live, like Santa Monica. The map also illustrates that there will be 1.2 million expected annual asthma cases in the county, costing up to $8.5 million in healthcare costs. Those healthcare costs will be highest in zones with high pollution and poverty, like Lynwood. Oh, and no surprise where the electric vehicle charging stations are located: They’re mostly in affluent neighborhoods.

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-energy/map-shows-where-volkswage...

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