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Report Prepared for the Use of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, United States House of Representatives and Its Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 1980.
In 1983, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) determined the correlation between the location of hazardous waste landfills and the racial and economic status of the surrounding communities in eight southeastern states. The GAO found that African Americans made up the majority of the population in three of the four communities where the region's four offsite hazardous waste landfills were located. At least 26 percent of the population in these communities had an income below the poverty level.
Found that 20 years after the release of the original Toxic Wastes report, significant racial and socioeconomic disparities persist in the distribution of commercial hazardous waste facilities. Available?
David M. Konisky, editor. Cambridge, Mass., The MIT Press, 2015.
Chapters focus on federal environmental justice policy as it has been carried out over the past two decades, with an emphasis on the performance of the Environmental Protection Agency. Rutgers-restricted access
Malcolm McLaughlin. Journal of Urban History 37(4), July 2011, pp 541-561.
"This article focuses on the issue of rat infestation to explore the conditions of “urban blight” that disproportionately afflicted ghetto communities in the United States during the 1960s and that represented a form of environmental inequality linked to racial marginalization and poverty." Rutgers-restricted Access
Region 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes New York and New Jersey as well as Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight tribal nations. The Lower Passaic River Restoration Project has been identified as a key issue by Region 2.
"470 interview excerpts and 3882 photographs from the Working in Paterson Folklife Project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The four-month study of occupational culture in Paterson, New Jersey, was conducted in 1994."
Raysa Martinez Kruger. (Ph.D. Thesis) Rutgers University, May 2017.
"Using the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark and Essex County as a case study area, this dissertation examines how conditions of environmental injustice in the Ironbound are produced and perpetuated by the collective enactment of our governmental approaches to the problem of increasing garbage production in New Jersey since the 1870s."