Top 10 Cities Where Blacks Suffer From Environmental Injustice

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Memphis, TN

  • MSA:  Memphis, TN-MS-AR
  • Pounds of on-site and off-site releases (2009):  8.1 million

According to Environmental Justice Center at Clark Atlanta University, “Local residents in South Memphis believed that serious illnesses in the community were linked to contamination from a military dumping site. The site which reportedly has over 187 types of chemicals is located near several poor, black neighborhoods that have been plagued by cancer and reproductive illnesses.”

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