Primary Source Report-AD

Source 1

Kruszewski, June. 1983. Letter to the Editor. January;

Letter written from a woman part of the Ironbound Health Project when people began to notice smells and pollution and explosions. Discussion of industry giants taking advantage, toxic waste and money. 

Source 2

Census Data Maps.  National Historical Geographic Information System, 1960-2010. Map.

Maps that provide census information from 1960 to 2010 comparing certain information. Some of the maps I would use would be Black population in Newark, Hispanic and foreign born population, unemployment rate and poverty rate. This will provide maps and data to prove that the polluted Newark Bay and affected areas were a case of environmental injustice to African Americans and minority communities in that area.

Source 3

Newark Bay Confined Disposal Facility (NBCDF) [NY,NJ] : Environmental Impact Statement. : F. 1997.

Government document providing extensive detail on Newark Bay pollution, direct impacts, pollution prevention strategies and sources. The records also go over industry companies and their disposal causing health concerns. 

Source 4

“Port of Newark – Newark Bay a Passaic River – showing channels a facilities from Union County Line to Belleville, NJ”.  CFCNJIC Map Collection. Map.

Geographic Map from 1940 showing connections of river ways into Newark Bay, provides information as to where ports were located during that time period. Provides information of channels and facilities around the Newark Bay.

Source 5

Lower Passaic River Restoration Project and Newark Bay Study, Community Involvement Plan. 2006. United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Government plan regarding Newark Bay pollution. This plan goes over extensively about the background, history timeline of industry in the area, community profile, community involvement, effect on fish and shellfish populations, community interviews and evaluation of community outreach.