Environmental Justice

STATE OF AFFAIRS 03/28/11: Many Louisville citizens were shocked at last week’s dual industrial mishaps – a plant explosion that killed two workers in Rubbertown, and an ammonia leak that caused a scare in Butchertown. But for residents and activists in those neighborhoods, the events were sadly not surprising. For years, environmental justice groups in town have been campaigning to improve air quality and make sure manufacturers and processing plants in residential areas adhere to safety regulations. This Monday, we’ll have an update on the implications of last week’s accidents, then take a broader look at environmental justice.

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