What’s going on?
Lead Investigator: Jennifer Norton, PhD
North Carolina citizens have expressed concern that landfills and other solid waste facilities may be harmful to their health and that communities of color and low wealth may bear more than their share of the burden of that waste. Proposed new mega-landfills would make the state a major importer of waste from other states.
This research study, the first of its kind in the state, tried to discover whether landfills were more often located in communities of color and low wealth than in other communities.