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Community Treasures - Northern Manhattan by weact4ej

Locations considered to be "Community Treasures" in Northern Manhattan.

Tags: "community treasures" "cultural institutions"

EJ Peaker Power Plants - NYC by ssbx

This map details all the peaker power plants located within a 1/2 mile radius of an environmental justice community (as defined by NYSDEC). "Peaker" is a designation given to power plants that are only intended to operate on high electrical demand days when the generating capacity of base load plants is strained, like on hot summer days. Peaker plants often emit more pollution per unit of energy produced than base load plants. All of the peaking units shown in this map operate without post-combustion pollution controls.

Tags: energy "air pollution" NOx PM2.5 "air emissions"

El Monte Operable Unit by

The San Gabriel Valley, California, El Monte Operable Unit (Area 1) is a ground water plume that runs along the axis of the Rio Hondo Wash and the Salt Pit Wash in the San Gabriel ground water basin in El Monte, Los Angeles County, California. The plume also parallels the San Gabriel River to the east. It is approximately 4 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. Some of the detected contaminants include: perchlorate (used in solid rocket fuel), hexavalent chromium (used in metal plating), N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA - found in liquid rocket fuel), 1,4-dioxane (a stabilizer in chlorinated solvents), trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), and other chlorinated solvents.

Tags: contamination toxics TCE PCE perchlorate chromium

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