We Want Independent Monitoring
Against the backdrop of a dingy brick wall, a colorful mural depicts a young girl with her eyes closed seemingly inhaling the scent of a flower while a bubble around her head protects her from ominous black air pollution. The adjacent panel reads, "WE WANT INDEPENDENT MONITORING." The work references a grassroots campaign by residents living in the vicinity of four former gasworks sites in London, England that have been redeveloped into affordable housing. Residents are concerned that residual toxic contamination in the soil is a health hazard. They are demanding clean-up of the brownfield sites, with independent air quality monitoring during the process to ensure that toxic substances are not released during the process.
Photo posted by Claire Weiss on Instagram.
Posted on Instagram 2021-05-16
toxic chemicals & contamination; air pollution