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Name of Article:
Activists Demand Cleanup of Dickson Pollution 
Title of Book/Journal:
Tennessean 
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October 19, 2006     
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According to the articles, members of the Tennessee Coalition for Environmental Justice called for the clean-up of the “‘obvious case of environmental injustice’ they believe led to pollution in the rural, mostly black neighborhood near the closed Dickson County Landfill.” The group called for the clean-up at an informational meeting on October 18, 2006, which discussed ways to clean the chemicals in the groundwater and dig up waste before it contributes to further contamination. A recent study determined that “[p]ossible contamination from a chemical that can cause nerve, liver, and lung damage has been pinpointed in at least 14 sites around the old Dickson County landfill.” According to a representative of the environmental justice group, the “landfill was built in the middle of a poor, disenfranchised and mostly black neighborhood in the 1960s. When dumping ceased in 1999, the Eno Road transfer station was built on the same site, further emphasizing the residents’ perception of being subjected to injustice.” Article taken from EJ in the News.
 
 
       
 
 
 

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