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How Uniontown, Alabama, Became Victim of Environmental Injustice | NowThis

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Published on Oct 14, 2017

Welcome to Uniontown, where residents say they are being poisoned by the very air they breathe.
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Environment issues and environmental injustice is a serious plight faces communities in the United States. Uniontown, Alabama, is one of those poor communities struggling under air pollution. Uniontown is a predominantly Black community. Cory Booker visited Uniontown and spoke to residents in the African American community about the landfill that is polluting their air. Coal ash is being dumped in Uniontown, including some from a coal ash spill in Harriman Tennessee. Harriman is 90% white. The EPA does not classify coal ash dumping as a hazardous material.

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