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Extramural Paper of the Month: Future Flooding May Exacerbate Disparities in Exposure to Hazardous Pollution

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Increased flooding from climate change in the U.S. will likely expose more people to legacy waste from former industrial sites, according to an SRP-funded study at Brown University. Populations that face inequality stemming from racial, economic, and housing status are more likely to live in the areas that could be affected.

According to the authors, their findings suggest that urban planning efforts should include strategies for remediation and engagement with residents of historically marginalized communities.

Read more in the NIEHS Environmental Factor Newsletter.

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