Race, region and risk: An examination of minority proximity to noxious facilities

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The past decade has given rise to terms like environmental racism, eco-racism, and environmental inequities to characterize a disproportional distribution of environmental disamenities among minority communities. Much of the literature supports the contention that racial and ethnic minorities and low-income groups bear a disproportionate burden of risk from hazardous activities and substances in the environment. This study expands the scope of prior studies by employing county-level data for the entire nation and including a broad range of facility types associated with environmental disamenities. In addition, it addresses the issue of the distribution of noxious facilities among white and non-white populations ... continued below

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Nieves, A.L. & Nieves, L.A. April 1, 1996.

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The past decade has given rise to terms like environmental racism, eco-racism, and environmental inequities to characterize a disproportional distribution of environmental disamenities among minority communities. Much of the literature supports the contention that racial and ethnic minorities and low-income groups bear a disproportionate burden of risk from hazardous activities and substances in the environment. This study expands the scope of prior studies by employing county-level data for the entire nation and including a broad range of facility types associated with environmental disamenities. In addition, it addresses the issue of the distribution of noxious facilities among white and non-white populations in an attempt to determine the relative exposure to risk among different racial and ethnic groups. In addition, the authors also explore the relative importance of nonurban versus urban residence.

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  • Annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL (United States), 4 Apr 1996

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  • Report No.: ANL/DIS/CP--89781
  • Report No.: CONF-9604135--1
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 238494
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669042

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Nieves, A.L. & Nieves, L.A. Race, region and risk: An examination of minority proximity to noxious facilities, article, April 1, 1996; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669042/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.