Unfortunately, historic and current evidence indicates that toxic waste facilities are too often placed in minority and low-income communities. To address this issue, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state and local environmental agencies have attempted to reduce the frequency of these asymmetrical occurrences through permitting and regulations. Despite these efforts, environmental injustices continue to be a major problem for minority and low-income communities, as evinced by a plethora of ongoing and new legal battles.
The following ten cities represent predominantly African-American areas where a robust presence of environmental injustices exists, according to statistical data.
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