The toxic chemical industry has engulfed entire residential areas of Baltimore. But in the long-suffering neighborhood of Curtis Bay, the local community is fighting back. Recently, I heard Dr. Nicole Fabricant, Professor of Anthropology at Towson University, discuss the environmental injustices experienced by residents of the Curtis Bay community in South Baltimore. Historically, Curtis Bay was a working-class white neighborhood. In recent years, Curtis Bay has seen an increasing Black population, from 25.18% Black in the 2000 Census, rising to 38.74% in the 2020 Census. Every one of those locals has one poisonous neighbor: Curtis Bay is home to the largest medical waste incinerator in America.
Opinion: Here’s the Antidote to the Toxicity in the Curtis Bay Community
April 14, 2022