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In this video segment adapted from Earthkeeping: "Toxic Racism," follow the story of a Texas community that fought to receive government help to clean up a hazardous waste site. Hear from a reporter from the National Law Journal who explains some of the health effects of lead exposure and how after a cursory cleanup of a lead smelter site in West Dallas, the community was ignored, despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control about elevated blood lead levels. Meet Luis Sepulveda, a community member who pursued investigations into the health of his community and organized the West Dallas Coalition for Environmental Justice, which eventually succeeded in having the site win Superfund status. A background essay, discussion questions, and standards correlations are also provided.

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  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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  • Grade 12

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English

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