The Latest On: Take on Toxics
Amanda Goodin, Attorney, Northwest Office, Earthjustice: “These cleanups are enormously expensive, and companies basically never set aside enough money to fully remediate a site.”
Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney, Midwest Office, Earthjustice: "The USS Lead Site is a case study in environmental racism. Governmental officials knew about the lead and arsenic contamination for decades but failed to act, and the low-income, Black and Latinx residents suffered grave harm as a result. President Biden has issued executive orders calling on all federal agencies to promote environmental justice and 'hold polluters accountable.'"