Troubled Waters in Ecotopia: Environmental Racism in Portland, Oregon

  title={Troubled Waters in Ecotopia: Environmental Racism in Portland, Oregon},
  author={Ellen Stroud},
  journal={Radical History Review},
  • E. Stroud
  • Published 1 May 1999
  • History
  • Radical History Review
Though the Columbia Slough in North Portland is easy to locate on a map-it is the narrow, eighteen-mile waterway just south of the Columbia River, along Portland’s northern boundary-it is difficult to reach (see map).’ The maze of industrial buildings, the tangle of highways, and the tall barbed wire fences make it hard to get a close look. But if you park next to the truck depot at the dead-end of Fourteenth Place, you can climb up the grassy, trash-strewn dike to see the still, murky water of… 
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Skewed Riskscapes and Environmental Injustice: A Case Study of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Troy D. Abel
  • Environmental Science
    Environmental management
  • 2008
The analysis of TRIs across metropolitan St. Louis shows that minority and low-income residents were disproportionately closer to industrial pollution sources at nonrandom significance levels, and the use of an exposure risk characterization for 319 manufacturers and their air releases of more than 126 toxic pollutants could lead to more practical resolutions of urban environmental injustices.


) , xv - xvi , 16 ; Paul Mohai and Bunyan Bryant , ” Race , Poverty and the Environment : The Disadvantaged Face Greater Risks
  • Toxic Wastes and Race in The United States : A National Report on the Racial and Socio - Economic Characteristics of Communities with Hazardous Waste Sites
  • 1987
“ Cleanup Cost Estimated at Nearly $ 1 Million , ” Portland Oregonian , 2 March 1994 , B 2 ; ” Time Bomb , Time Capsule , ” 29 October 1992 , 1 ; ” Lawyer Says Settlement Covered Cost at Landfill
  • 1974
See , for example , City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services , ” Columbia Slough Planning Study Background Report
  • Columbia Corridor Economic Analysis , ” November
  • 1988