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Environmental Justice In Charles City - The Story of the First Mega Landfill in Virginia

The Charles City Landfill is an environmental injustice. Built in 1990, the landfill has posed a variety of negative impacts on the surrounding community and environment. Using a range of primary and secondary sources, this story map seeks to answer several questions about the landfill. Why was Charles City chosen for a mega landfill? What are the consequences of a landfill on this community? What can be done to address this issue? Click on the story map

below to read the story.


Special thanks to C5 intern Sarah Murtaugh for her work on this project. Sarah is a student at the University of Richmond double majoring in Geography and Global Studies. She is passionate about using GIS technology in mitigating environmental and social inequities.



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