After Lead Crisis, Flint Might Be Home To A New Asphalt Plant Further Impacting The Community
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Less than a week after a federal judge approved a $626 million settlement for thousands of lead poisoning victims in Flint, Michigan, state officials on Monday rubber-stamped an air permit for a new asphalt plant in the city despite strong opposition from residents and advocates, who denounced the decision as another manifestation of environmental injustice.
"The plant will be an additional source of air pollution in a community of color that already has one of the highest rates of asthma hospitalizations in the state."... Read more