Subject Area

Biology

Description

The effects of environmental toxins emitted from the various industrial businesses along the Providence River and Allen’s Ave have been reported by residents to cause an incline in respiratory diseases and other illnesses in children and adults in nearby neighborhoods. Operations along Allen’s Ave consist of heavy toxin emitting practices such as hot asphalt mixing, fuels emissions, toxic runoff, gas leaks and piles of scrap metal. Many local news articles and blog posts have reported on the fact that this industrial waterfront has adversely impacted neighboring communities. However, there is little research explicitly comparing the socioeconomic differences between the east and west sides of the river, and how there may be a larger environmental justice issue at hand. This study evaluates the differences in marginalized populations, cancer risk and proximity to hazardous waste, between the east and west side of the river. BIO 340 final project

Publisher

Providence College

Date

5-20-2022

Type

Poster

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Language

English

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