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In 1982, a toxic waste facility opened in the Piney Woods in Winona,
Texas. The residents were told that the company would plant fruit trees
on the land left over from its ostensible salt-water injection well.
Soon after the plant opened, however, residents started noticing huge
orange clouds rising from the facility and an increase in rates of
cancer and birth defects in both humans and animals. The company
dismissed their concerns, and confusion about what chemicals it accepted
made investigations difficult. more... about Fruit of the Orchard: Environmental Justice in East Texas
Honorable Mention, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2007
1st place, Entertainment & Culture, Green Dot Awards, 2008