The unsafe contaminant levels could not be attributed to differences in regional geology, water source, or community size. Researchers suggest they are due to a failure of regulatory policy.
Climate change, shifting populations, and infrastructure development in risky areas compound future flood loss risk.
From developing a research question to enacting solutions, environmental justice requires community engagement in every step of the scientific process.
Certain health risks are greatest in neighborhoods with higher proportions of people of color and lower levels of income and education.
Documents suggest that in more than 80 U.S. locations, the failure of an aging dam could flood a major toxic waste site.