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Burning Injustice

An Overview of Federal Incinerator Policy in the United States

By Deeohn Ferris

Increasingly, scientific evidence is reinforcing strong suspicions among citizens living near waste burners of apparent links between adverse health symptoms, disease, and environmental degradation. This article describes the environmental and health threats posed by incinerators and suggests changes that would rectify environmental injustices in incinerator siting and operation.

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