Top 10 Cities Where Blacks Suffer From Environmental Injustice

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Houston, TX

  • MSA:  Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
  • Pounds of on-site and off-site releases (2009):  44.7 million

According to the Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services, Houston has a significant air pollution problem due to its proximity to the ship channel industries, which compose the largest petrochemical complex in the nation, comprising over 60 percent of the country’s petrochemical industry.

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