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Examining Environmental Equity in Hennepin County and Minneapolis.

Sheppard, Eric, Robert B. McMaster, Helga Leitner, Sarah Elwood, and Honguo Tian.

Are people of color and poor people more often exposed to toxic chemicals than others? Many studies have tried to show links between the location of these communities and the location of industries that use or produce toxic chemicals. Study findings often conflict. This 1999 study examines Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis and clearly demonstrates how findings vary depending on the type of data used, the geographic scale, and the history of the site studied. Non-white populations and populations in poverty are mapped along with Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) sites as well as petrofund, superfund, and other sites. A neighborhood-based inventory is compared with several different types of city-wide inventories and a county-wide inventory to show how complex the question of environmental equity actually is.

CURA Reporter
Publication date: 
Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Funded by a special grant from CURA.
29 (3): 1-8.
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CURA call number: 
Reporter 29 (3)

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