Dr. Joel Hirshorn, environmental detoxification expert, spoke at a press conference on the grounds of the North Carolina state Capital in the fall of 1997. He was one of two independent scientists working to detoxify the landfill. He spoke about the problems at the Warren County PCB Landfill.
WATER IN THE “DRY-TOMB” LANDFILL
In May 1993, the state of North Carolina announced that there were nearly a million gallons of water trapped in the landfill that threatened to breach the liner. As a solution to the water problem, the citizens of Warren County rejected the state’s plan to pump the water out of […]
Conceptualization of Environmental Justice –by Ken Ferruccio
It’s necessary to understand the key concepts – their definitions and origins – as they emerged from the research we did in Warren County and from our response to the unfolding of events. The three concepts are environmental justice, environmental civil rights and environmental racism.
I. Environmental […]