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Unequal Protection: Environmental Justice and Communities of Color
In 1978, in the rural hamlet of Triana, Alabama, populated almost entirely by African Americans, massive levels of DDT were discovered in the creek where its citizens fished, and in those citizens' blood. Triana, dubbed "the unhealthiest town in America, " embarked on a quest to fix responsibility for the pollution and to seek legal redress. Triana's story has been repeate ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published November 26th 1996 by Sierra Club Books for Children
(first published May 10th 1994)
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Critical reading for those interested in EJ in the US. Most of the cases are very early in the stages of the growing EJ movement, from an overview of 'endangered communities' in California, to West Dallas PCB's, Cancer Alley and more. Favorite chapter: women and EJ; feminist look at EJ...