Are Urban Industries Endangering Neighborhoods?

Louisville’s Rubbertown neighborhood is home to the largest carbide (a chemical compound) furnace in the world. Several miles east, the Butchertown neighborhood hosts one of the nation’s largest urban slaughterhouses. There were accidents at both of these facilities in the same week in late March, and the city is developing a new notification system for […]

FUNDED: The Bridges and the Environment

UPDATE: WFPL listeners have funded this story – THANKS! And watch for news of when it will air. After years of wrangling, the Ohio River Bridges Project is finally moving forward. Supporters tout the benefits, including more economic growth, fewer traffic tie-ups, modernized infrastructure. But what’s the environmental impact of these new bridges? Will the […]

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