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Toxic Sprawl: Pollution in the U.S.


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While government officials make agreements with corporations about how much toxic pollution is acceptable, some residents of polluted regions are saying “enough is enough.” On this program we take a look at the environmental and social impacts of polluting industries. We also examine how unregulated and unlimited suburban sprawl locates these industries in communities of color.


Jesse Graham, Maine People’s Alliance; Cathy Meilio, activist and resident of Stockton Springs, Maine; Richard Stander and Nancy Galland, members of the Penobscot Alliance for Mercury Elimination; David Pellow, assistant professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder; Jay Mendoza, director of the Health and Environmental Justice Project at the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition; Andrew Szasz, professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Maria Luisa Chavarin, resident of San Jose, California; Robert D. Bullard, editor of “Sprawl City: Race, Politics and Planning in Atlanta.”

For more information:

“Sprawl City: Race, Politics and Planning in Atlanta”
Environmental Justice Resource Center
Clark Atlanta University – Atlanta, Georgia

Maine People’s Alliance –┬áBangor, Maine

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition

Natural Resources Defense Council

Environmental Media Services West (now Science Communication Network)

Author: Radio Project

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