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Black Neighborhoods Burdened by Industrial Air Pollution Will Finally Get Answers

In a pocket of neighborhoods in Northwest Atlanta, Black residents live among a cluster of industrial and transportation facilities that researchers fear are silently deteriorating the communities’ health. Scattered amid the tree-lined streets of Collier Heights and nearby residential communities, there are wastewater treatment plants, a train yard, a power plant, a concrete facility, and […]

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A Flash Flood Submerged Parts of Atlanta. Here’s Why Black Neighborhoods Were the Hardest Hit.

Hunter Hills residents are all too familiar with floodwater creeping into their homes. But even longtime resident Michele McCord was taken aback when a severe thunderstorm brought a torrential downpour on Sept. 14, turning streets into streams that quickly flooded her basement.  McCord was sitting at home that afternoon when water began rushing in. Within […]