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Environmental justice and environmental racism

This is a topic-guide for environmental justice and environmental racism. Inside it you will find brief introductions to the topic, helpful videos, suggested readings, and links to Iowa State University Library resources.

Nuclear and toxic waste

Nuclear waste refers to radioactive waste products of nuclear materials/processes. Toxic waste is a general term for industry produced chemical waste that is harmful to human health. In comparison to affluent communities, communities of color and lower income are more likely to live in close proximity to factories, plants, and waste sites. 

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