Black residents of small North Carolina town demand cleanup from aluminum giant Alcoa
Badin, North Carolina, was a company town until Alcoa closed its aluminum spelting plant after more than 90 years of operation. But the chemical legacy of the plant lingers, and Black residents are calling for accountability and for Alcoa to excavate industrial waste from its unlined landfills.
Zachary Turner reports.
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Former Alcoa employee Richard Leak of West Badin stands in front of the Alcoa-Badin Landfill. (Courtesy of Zachary Turner)
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