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Chapter 5: Perceptions of Fairness
Is it fair to locate a hazardous waste site in an historically black community already surrounded by these sites? Is it fair to build a chemical plant down the road from a high school? Is it fair to bust unions who represent workers who are exposed to all kinds of nasty, toxic stuff while at the job site? Is it fair? No. Does it happen? Yes.
You know what's not fair? Lots of people in this town who say, “Keep the jobs out. We don't want your jobs!” That's what they're saying when they oppose this landfill expansion. Sixty-five new jobs will be created by this expansion and a good deal of additional tax revenue. We need ...