May 1, 2014

Study: Blacks, Latinos, Low-Income Live Closest to Dangerous Chemical Plants

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A new study released today finds that the Americans who live near hazardous chemical industrial facilities are disproportionately African American or Latino, are more likely to live in poverty, and have lower incomes and education levels than the national average.  These trends accelerate rapidly as one gets closer to the “fenceline” areas nearest dangerous chemical plants.
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