- Posted August 16, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
What are you watching?
What I'm watching.. photographs from my hometown - Hayden, Arizona
This video is a collection of images from my hometown, an all American toxic mining town in Southwest Arizona. After years of contamination, pollution and generations of pain, sickness, suffering and death the town holds very little of the history and culture of it's once booming community.
Read more about the story and my bittersweet history of my fading hometown in this article by the Center for Public Integrity http://www.publicintegrity.org/2011/11/17/7430/smelter-town-decades-dirty-air-disease-and-bureaucratic-dawdling or watch NPR share how the EPA attempts to take action against the toxic copper plant, ASARCO:http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/11/17/142439081/epa-takes-action-against-toxic-arizona-copper-plant
Join and support people like Edward James Olmos and organizations like The Water Keeper Alliance (http://www.waterkeeper.org/) that work to make a difference in communities all over the world.