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.
It was one of the worst “stump dump” fires in modern U.S. history — but local agencies and companies skirted responsibility to put it out.