Incinerator Sited in Minority Neighborhood

A group of Flint, Michigan residents is awaiting with trepidation the startup of a local power station. Some in the neighborhood fear dangerous toxic emissions will come from the plant, which is a wood-burning incinerator. They also say the location of the plant is a clear sign of environmental racism. But the corporation that owns the incinerator denies any racial factors and says the plant will be clean, safe and efficient. State of Michigan regulators have signed off on the power station’s permit. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium’s Gavin Sutton reports: