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Environmental Injustice

Series produced by Great Lakes Today

Caption: Victor Small gets help for his asthma at an East Baltimore clinic., Credit: Angelica A. Morrison
Image by: Angelica A. Morrison 
Victor Small gets help for his asthma at an East Baltimore clinic. 

Minorities in the Great Lakes bear the burden of environmental problems such as air pollution, water contamination and waste dumps. This series examines the issue through residents of Cleveland, Buffalo and an indigenous community in Ontario, Canada.

Minorities in the Great Lakes bear the burden of environmental problems such as air pollution, water contamination and waste dumps. This series examines the issue through residents of Cleveland, Buffalo and an indigenous community in Ontario, Canada.


3 Pieces

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Caption: Children playing next to Garden Valley [Bill Nehez/CSU Cleveland Memory Project]
Would you want an industrial waste dump near your house? Probably not. But across the country, environmental hazards like waste dumps tend to be lo...

Bought by WXXI, WCMU, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WOSU, WSKG and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 8
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Indigenous communities are spread across Canada. Some are remote; others are close to the US border. But many have something in common – unsafe dri...

Bought by WSKG, WCMU, North Country Public Radio, WBFO, WCPN and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: by ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Victor Small, 7, (center)  speaks with RN Julie Cicero about his asthma., Credit: by ANGELICA A. MORRISON
Air pollution contributes to high asthma rates in many U.S. cities. And a recent study showed that blacks and Latinos are exposed to a lot more of ...

Bought by WXXI, WSKG, WCMU, WCPN, WAMC and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 7