WHO’S IN DANGER? Race, Poverty, and Chemical Disasters

Organizational Author: The Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform

Resource Author: Paul Orum, Richard Moore, Michele Roberts, Joaquín Sánchez

Date Published: 5/11/22

Resource Type: Publication

This report is the first public accounting of the demographic characteristics of populations within the “vulnerability zones” of entire industry sectors that manufacture chemicals, treat water or wastewater, produce bleach, generate electric power, refine petroleum, produce pulp and paper, or otherwise have large numbers of people living in the path of a potential worst-case chemical release. It also shares the stories of some of these communities.