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PRI's Environmental News Magazine

Civil Rights, Environmental Rights

Air Date: Week of November 8, 1991

Gunner Jensen reports on a civil rights lawsuit filed by residents of Kettleman City, California, in an attempt to block a hazardous waste incinerator. The first-of-its-kind suit charges that Chemwaste targeted Kettleman City for the facility because of its poor and minority population. It also charges local officials with violating public participation laws by not translating approval proceedings into Spanish.




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