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A local advocate who fights pollution east of the Anacostia River discusses why minority communities are often disproportionately affected by pollution.
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A local advocate who fights pollution east of the Anacostia River discusses why minority communities are often disproportionately affected by pollution.

The majority of people who live within two miles of the country's hazardous waste sites are minorities. And for a variety of reasons, minority communities are often among the most affected by so-called "legacy pollution," the toxins that tend to stick around for years and years. Sabri Ben-Achour discusses these issues with a local advocate who's been fighting pollution east of the Anacostia River for decades.

[Music: "The Race Is On Again" by Yo La Tengo from I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass]

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