Student Name: Alexandra Vidal
Paper Title: The Government or Ronson: Who’s to blame for the poisoning of Ironbound citizens?
For my project, I conducted a video essay about Ronson inc. and it’s legacy in Newark from 1926 until the present day. The focus of the video is one of its factories in Manufacturer’s Place located in the Ironbound. This factory repeatedly had hazardous waste spills, and yet it was sold off to a developer who created houses on top of this area. The video story seeks to follow the timeline of these events and the factors that may have caused the waste site in the first place.