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We’re delighted to share some new research using GIS systems to investigate the correlation between geographic equity and hazardous environmental exposure in Indiana.

This environmental study by Primack, Clark and Hood shows that… ” poorer areas are at a higher risk from hazardous waste and that this is especially for minority groups while whites are at a lower risk (Figure 4). This supports the well established literature on environmental racism that exists and serves to show that this is present in Indiana and that something needs to be done.”

One of the reasons that we are pleased to publish this research is that the authors are students. College and high school students are educating themselves, organizing, and speaking up about their environment and their future in unprecedented ways. Click here to read this research: SEHN-GISpaper