Most communities’ appeals for help are rejected by the EPA’s civil-rights office

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In the U.S., among Among all complaints filed since 1996:
cases were rejected
cases had no review
cases were accepted
Decades of Inaction

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Source: Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, analysis by the Center for Public Integrity.

Credit: Yue Qiu, the Center for Public Integrity.