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26 UCLA J. Envtl. L. & Pol'y 217 (2008)
Disastrous Response to Natural and Man-Made Disasters: An Environmental Justice Analysis Twenty-Five Years after Warren County

handle is hein.journals/uclalp26 and id is 221 raw text is: Disastrous Response to Natural
and Man-made Disasters:
An Environmental Justice Analysis
Twenty-Five Years after
Warren County
Robert D. Bullard*
and Beverly Wright**
I.  INTRODUCTION   .....................................  218
II. STUDIES IN FAILURE: FEDERAL AND STATE
RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES .... 221
A. Government Response to the PCB Threat in
Warren  County  .................................  221
1.  Hunt's Dump ......   .....................  221
2. Why Warren County? ...................... 223
3. The Warren County Siting Decision: A
Symptom of a Larger Disease ............. 224
B. The Dumping Grounds in a Tennessee
Tow n  ...........................................  226
1.  W hy  Eno  Road? ...........................  229
2. Treatment of the African American Holt
Fam ily  .....................................  .230
3. Treatment of White Families in Dickson
C ounty  .....................................  237
4. Proximity of the Dickson County Landfill
to Elected Officials' Homes ............... 240
C. Environmental Threats in post-Katrina New
O rleans  ........................................  241
1. Cleaning Up Toxic Neighborhoods ........ 243
* Robert D. Bullard directs the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark
Atlanta University. His most recent book is entitled Growing Smarter: Achieving
Livable Communities, Environmental Justice and Regional Equity (MIT Press, 2007).
** Beverly Wright directs the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at
Dillard University. She is one of the nation's leading environmental justice scholars
and is a Hurricane Katrina survivor.

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