Year of Publication



Public Health

Date Available


Degree Name

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

Committee Chair

Florence Fulk

Committee Member

Anna Hoover

Committee Member

Erin Haynes


It is evident that West Louisville and Rubbertown are experiencing environmental exposures and related health impacts. It is important for environmental justice (EJ) areas like West Louisville and Rubbertown to gain increased awareness, due to EJ areas commonly being overlooked and forgotten about because of unjust treatment and lack of involvement. Furthermore, all of the data used for this project was publicly accessible. Community residents and the general public can access these data sources to identify which facilities are emitting toxins, as well as specific hazardous substances that are being released, the location of hazardous sites, cleanup status, and more. This empowers the community because action can be taken from the resources provided on these public databases.

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