Groups Seek NAACP Help in “Burying” Toxic Racism

National Black Environmental Justice Network

The 2007 report findings reveal that environmental laws don’t protect communities of color any more than they did twenty years ago when the original UCC report was commissioned. Detroit is home to 12 hazardous waste sites. Of large metropolitan areas, only Los Angeles, with 17 has more. Nearly 70 percent of the residents living within two miles of a commercial hazardous wastes facility in the Detroit metro region are African Americans and other people of color.

via Groups Seek NAACP Help in “Burying” Toxic Racism.

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