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Superfund Taint and Neighborhood Change: Ethnicity, Age Distributions, and Household Structure

Trudy Ann Cameron, Graham D. Crawford, and Ian T. McConnaha

in The Political Economy of Environmental Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804780612
eISBN:
9780804782692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804780612.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines migration patterns around seven Superfund sites, from 1970 to 2000, including periods of remediation. It shows a wide range of changing demographic patterns at the various sites ... More


Does Environmental Remediation Benefit the Poor?

Jacob L. Vigdor

in The Political Economy of Environmental Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804780612
eISBN:
9780804782692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804780612.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines a number of important caveats for the prediction that cleanup triggers price increases. An important factor is that many environmental justice communities have low occupancy ... More


The Activist and the Obelisk

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter delves into the environmental assault on Akwesasne as well as the tribe’s resistance. In the 1950s, Canada and the United States started building the St. Lawrence Seaway, a system of ... More


Framing the Postmodern Waste Land

Miles Orvell

in Empire of Ruins: American Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190491604
eISBN:
9780197523285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491604.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

The “Postmodern Waste Land” explores the way mining operations and other industrial processes have affected the Earth’s surface, leaving scarred mountainsides, polluted rivers, and residual poisons ... More


The Activist and the Ordinance

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Soon after losing her sister to breast cancer at age 42, activist Suzie Canales discovered that their childhood neighborhood in Corpus Christi, Texas, was adjacent to two oil waste dumps later used ... More


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