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Race and Environmental Policy.

The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a report that examined the link between race and pollution. That report said that while things like toxic waste dumps are disproportionately located in poor areas, they're NOT disproportionately located in black areas. We look at both sides of the question...
1) First, Terry talks with sociologist Robert Bullard, author of the book, "Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality." He disagrees with the EPA report.
2) We also talk with Robert Wolcott, who chaired the EPA's Environmental Equity Panel.

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Other segments from the episode on January 29, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 29, 1992: Interview Robert Bullard and Robert Wolcott; Interview with Tatyana Tolstaya; Review of the book "Fifty Years Among the New Words."

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