ABC News 6 featured some of the environmental justice issues faced by the residents of the Eastwick neighborhood in Philadelphia. The community suffers recurrent flooding that brings toxins and health hazards into homes. The segment mainly interviewed Earl Wilson of the Eastwick Friends and Neighbors Coalition.
“There are two creeks that coalesce in Eastwick,” Marilyn Howarth, MD, PRCCEH Deputy Director said of Darby Creek and Cobbs Creek. “When we have a large storm event, so much water accumulates in those creeks and comes together in Eastwick and overflows its banks….There are a number of areas along the banks of both of those creeks that are industrial.”
Watch the segment: