New Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty: 1987-2007 Report Completed

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the United Church of Christ landmark 1987 Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States report. As part of the celebration, the UCC commissioned a new study, Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty, 1987-2007: Grassroots Struggles to Dismantle Environmental Racism, led by environmental justice scholars Robert D. Bullard (Clark Atlanta University), Paul Mohai (University of Michigan), Robin Saha (University of Montana), and Beverly Wright (Dillard University of Louisiana). The new report is the first to use 2000 census data, a current national database of commercial hazardous waste facilities, and Geographic Information Systems to count persons living nearby to assess nationally the extent of racial and socioeconomic disparities in facility locations. It also examines racial disparities by region and state, and for metropolitan areas, where most hazardous waste facilities are located.

2007 Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty Executive Summary

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Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty Media Update

An Open Letter to the Members of Congress: Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty
Signed July 20, 2007. More than one hundred environmental justice networks, civil rights and human rights, faith based, and health allies, representing millions of Americans, call on Congressional leaders to address environmental and health disparities in low-income and people of color communities.