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  • Waste Land

    From North Carolina, Rebekah Cowell’s 3 part series reported on how low income communities get stuck with other people’s waste for Independent Weekly, the weekly paper covering The Triangle region of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

    Part 1.  “The Waste Land: The people of Lincoln Heights live among three city dumps. This is the story of their war on trash.”

    Part 2. “Living on the Edge: Residents endure legacy of old Chatham County landfill.”

    Part 3. “Digging Deeper: In Orange and Guilford counties, neighbors fight landfill expansions.”

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