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May 1, 2014Chemical Disasters and Environmental Racism: New report documents Black and Latino communities at higher risk for chemical catastrophe

(Washington, DC) A new report uses data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Census to demonstrate an association between lower average housing values, incomes, and education levels, and greater Black, Latino, and low-income populations living within chemical disaster “vulnerability zones” of 3,433 industrial facilities across the U.S.

 

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