Environmental Racism: Black Americans Three Times More Likely to Die from Pollution

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Without a touch of irony, the EPA celebrated Black History Month by publishing a report that finds black communities face dangerously high levels of pollution. African Americans are more likely to live near landfills and industrial plants that pollute water and air and erode quality of life. Because of this, more than half of the 9 million people living near hazardous waste sites are people of color, and black Americans are three times more likely to die from exposure to air pollutants than their white counterparts. . .

via Environmental racism has left black Americans three times more likely to die from pollution — Quartz

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  • guyaneseonline  On March 15, 2018 at 12:38 am

    EPA Says That Environmental Racism Is Completely OK
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