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Hazardous Waste, Race and the Environment (1995)

This policy concludes that poor communities and communities of color are bearing a disproportionate burden of the nation’s hazardous waste sites. Typically, local residents are unaware and rarely are involved in the decision-making process of facilities siting. This policy amends Section “A. Basic Policies on Hazardous Waste” of the policy statement, Restoring Creation for Ecology and Justice (1990), with a greater emphasis on environmental injustice and advocacy.