Primary Source Report-AS

Project: The North River WasteWater Treatment Plant (1972- Present). An Environmental Injustice to African American residents of the west Harlem (w 137th st till w 145th st.).


New York Beacon (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.). 2000. “Peggy M. Shepard: Securing Environmental Justice”, December 20, 2000.

Peggy M.Shepard. is very involved in the opposition of the building of the north River WasteWater Treatment Plant and she was even arrested after she and six others blocked traffic on the westside highway in front of the plant. the incident and the turmoil that the new plant caused has encouraged Peggy to create WE ACT, “West Harlem Environmental Action” ,as a formal way to oppose these environmental injustices.