‘If we were white… they wouldn’t allow it’: ‘Environmental racism’ in ‘most polluted’ Detroit neighbourhood

In a corner of southwest Detroit, there’s a community that’s spent years grappling with the air they’re breathing in.

The 48217 district has become known as Michigan’s “most polluted zip code”.

There are more than two dozen pollutant-producing facilities owned by multiple companies scattered in and around the area.

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