Bristol, Va. must plan for the site’s permanent closure and follow an expert panel’s suggested improvements. Community members have demanded some of them for months.
Our community partners are distributing this brochure to inform more residents about the harmful gases leaking from a landfill in Virginia.
Some neighborhoods went without sanitation services for over a month after Hurricane Ida.
A chemical reaction taking place below the landfill’s surface is emitting harmful gases.
We caught up with the hoppers who went on strike to demand better pay and safety precautions during the pandemic. They say little has changed.
Documentary filmmaker Marta Rodriguez Maleck spent time with the City Waste Union over the last several weeks, documenting their picket line.
Hoppers are demanding higher hourly wages, hazard pay, and PPE during the coronavirus pandemic.