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Applied Anthropology

Environmental Injustice as Manifested in the Building of Incinerators within the State of New Jersey

Dana K. Natale

Data collected in collaboration with the New Jersey Grass Roots Environmental Organization Inc. are used to develop an operational definition of environmental justice that could be used by communities in evaluating government or industry proposals for environmentally controversial projects. The study uses a comparison of counties in which waste incinerators are not sited, sited but not built, or sited and built to reveal patterns of economic, educational, health, political, and racial/cultural inequality in exposing residents to certain types of pollution.

High Plains Applied Anthropologist No. 1, Vol. 22, Spring, 2002 pp 75 – 90

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