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Where Does Toxic Waste Go? with Sarah Sojka

Virtual 7 , Randolph College Virtual - 10 a.m.

Toxic and hazardous wastes and the need to dispose of these wastes are facts of modern life. Beginning around 1980, scholars and activists noticed brought attention to the fact that the waste discharge and disposal facilities were more likely to be located in neighborhoods that were home to people of color or people living in poverty. This realization led to the environmental justice movement. In this lab, we will use mapping software and publicly available data to examine current trends in locations of hazardous and toxic waste sites based on race, ethnicity and income. Each student will have the opportunity to create maps and analyze the data. To register:
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