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'Asthma alley': why minorities bear a disproportionate burden of pollution inequity

Daniel Chervoni looked out at the busy street from the small community park he tends as a gardener in the South Bronx and clenched his fist as another Fresh Direct diesel truck roared by, spewing exhaust as it took a popular short-cut through the neighborhood.  “They are the reason for our pain, this is why the lungs of Mott Haven’s residents are suffering,” he said.  The park is a little patch of green squeezed between dense housing and a school in the low-income New York City neighborhood of Mott Haven, sometimes nicknamed “Asthma Alley” because it has some of the worst air pollution levels in the US.  Read more...

 

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