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ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE IN WEST BADIN: THE LASTING IMPACT OF INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION IN A NORTH CAROLINA COMPANY TOWN

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ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE IN WEST BADIN: THE LASTING IMPACT OF INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION IN A NORTH CAROLINA COMPANY TOWN
author
Hill, Bailey Renee
abstract
This research project investigates the disproportionate impact of industrial pollution on Black residents of Badin, North Carolina and evaluates the extent to which residents have been excluded from meaningful involvement in the regulation and remediation of this pollution. To provide an overview of the full scope of impact, this analysis will delve into the local history of industrial aluminum manufacturing and the historical relevance of segregated housing in the Town of Badin. This analysis will examine one primary industrial polluter, Aluminum Company of America (now Alcoa, Inc.), focusing on the central question of how West Badin qualifies as an Environmental Justice Community of Concern (referred to as “EJ Community”).
subject
Aluminum
Community Empowerment
Company Town
Environmental Injustice
Environmental Racism
Industrial Pollution
contributor
Phillips, David (advisor)
Di Vittorio, Courtney (committee member)
date
2023-01-24T09:35:50Z (accessioned)
2023-01-24T09:35:50Z (available)
2022 (issued)
degree
Sustainability (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/101780 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
type
Thesis

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