Tag: Incineration

  • “United Shades of America” docuseries sheds light on lead pollution and Covanta incinerator

    Check out the “Toxic America” episode of CNN’s docuseries “United Shades of America” hosted by Kamau Bell. The final episode of Season 4 aired in 2019 examines the effects of industrial waste pollution in Chester, Delaware County, and lead poisoning in neighboring Philadelphia. Featuring our own Zulene Mayfield. https://www.phillyvoice.com/cnn-united-shades-america-lead-poisoning-pollution-philly-chester-kamau-bell/ https://www.cnn.com/shows/united-shades-of-america

  • Too Much Pollution For One Place

    Too Much Pollution For One Place

    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/too-much-pollution/ Article published by PBS on August 23, 2017 on how emissions from waste treatment facilities and power plants contribute to a slow-motion public health disaster in Chester, PA. By Will Sullivan.

  • 75% of largest U.S. incinerators located in marginalized communities

    The trash incineration industry in the U.S., as a whole, does not have a disproportionate impact by economic class, but has a strong environmental racism trend. While 67% of the nation’s 68 remaining trash incinerators are located in majority white communities, the industry has a strong and disproportionate impact on people of color because the…