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Does Your Zip Code Impact Your Health?

By Sharon Franklin, Chief of Operations The short answer is Yes. Julia Jacobo of ABC News recently reported that “[c]ommunities with large Black, Asian and Hispanic or Latino populations are more likely to be exposed to air pollution." On Wednesday, January 13, 2022, Nature published a Harvard University study combining pollution data with census data [...]

Environmental Justice Advocates Raise Alarm After White House Exits

The Biden administration's commitment to the advancement of environmental justice is the target of fresh doubt Thursday following departures in recent days of two key officials focused on the issue. The administration's top environmental justice official, Cecilia Martinez—who served as senior director for environmental justice at the Council for Environmental Quality—announced her resignation last week. She had [...]

Montross Superfund site that has eluded cleanup for 35 years part of new $1 billion push

A highly contaminated Westmoreland County site once used to manufacture cosmetic cases may finally be cleaned up after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency selected it as one of the first recipients of $1 billion in Superfund spending included in the recently enacted federal infrastructure law. Approximately $8.3 million is scheduled to go toward cleanup of [...]

Work at the Colorado Smelter Superfund site in Pueblo is both winding down and ongoing

The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a “last call” to get soils around homes tested for toxins in the Colorado Smelter Superfund area. The agency’s soil clean-ups of contaminants around residences in the south Pueblo site is expected to end later in 2022, but there’s still much work left to do after that. When the former silver and lead [...]

Thousands of Virginians Have Faced Years of Sickness-Inducing Landfill Pollution

Erica Nophlin woke with a sore throat one morning in early November, just as she has many mornings for the last two years. She checked on her two daughters and young cousin; two had the same symptoms. The girls often had headaches, upset stomachs, and throat pain. “It’s like almost every single night,” said Nophlin, [...]

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