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Published on December 17, 2008

Author: camillemata

Source: slideshare.net

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Workshop presentation of environmental remediation projects in Village de l\’Est, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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REINVENTING VIET VILLAGE VERSAILLES (own your community) ‏ Camille Tuason Mata Environmental Justice Coordinator Mary Queen of Viet Nam Community Development Corporation

Mary Queen of Viet Nam Community Development Corporation Was established in May 2006; Partners with the National Alliance for Vietnamese American Service Association; Goals: Improve quality of life for Vietnamese American residents of Viet Village Versai Inter-cultural Charter School Senior Independent living Center Urban farm Children's health clinic Policy changes

Was established in May 2006;

Partners with the National Alliance for Vietnamese American Service Association;

Goals:

Improve quality of life for Vietnamese American residents of Viet Village Versai

Inter-cultural Charter School

Senior Independent living Center

Urban farm

Children's health clinic

Policy changes

Environmental Justice New Orleans East environment: Toxic soils (benzopyrene, lead, diesel, arsenic) ‏ Landfill history Illegal landfills: Racial composition: African-American Asian/Asian Americans Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders Native American/Alaskans Poverty composition: 17.7% - 27.7%

New Orleans East environment:

Toxic soils (benzopyrene, lead, diesel, arsenic) ‏

Landfill history

Illegal landfills:

Racial composition:

African-American

Asian/Asian Americans

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders

Native American/Alaskans

Poverty composition: 17.7% - 27.7%

Viet Village Versai Highest concentration of Vietnamese American residents (32.6% based on 2000 census); Arrival in 1975; Versailles Arms Apartments; Continued in-migration (1980s and 1990s) because of kinship ties; ~26% poverty rate

Highest concentration of Vietnamese American residents (32.6% based on 2000 census);

Arrival in 1975;

Versailles Arms Apartments;

Continued in-migration (1980s and 1990s) because of kinship ties;

~26% poverty rate

Environmental Conditions in Viet Village Versai Chef Menteur landfill Soil contamination Benzopyrene (331-35,500 ug/kg, LDEQ) ‏ Diesel (651-17,400 ug/kg, LDEQ) ‏ Arsenic (7.1-39.0 mg/kg, soil screening) ‏ Maxent & Bayou Michoud Canals Fecal coliform (>150 cfu/mL) ‏ DO2 (<4.85 mg/L) ‏ Conductivity (<.300mS/cm) ‏ Air pollution Folgers Coffee plant, car-dependence, railroad

Chef Menteur landfill

Soil contamination

Benzopyrene (331-35,500 ug/kg, LDEQ) ‏

Diesel (651-17,400 ug/kg, LDEQ) ‏

Arsenic (7.1-39.0 mg/kg, soil screening) ‏

Maxent & Bayou Michoud Canals

Fecal coliform (>150 cfu/mL) ‏

DO2 (<4.85 mg/L) ‏

Conductivity (<.300mS/cm) ‏

Air pollution

Folgers Coffee plant, car-dependence, railroad

MQVN CDC Environmental Projects Clean Closure resolution; CO2 off-set (native trees planting on neutral grounds); Canal Remediation (tentatively iodine, native plants, landscaping); Anti-littering marketing campaign (reduce urban run-off); Support social and economic development

Clean Closure resolution;

CO2 off-set (native trees planting on neutral grounds);

Canal Remediation (tentatively iodine, native plants, landscaping);

Anti-littering marketing campaign (reduce urban run-off);

Support social and economic development

Assessing your Community General principles: Field observation Document Develop strong partnerships Environmental groups Government agencies Potential funders Write reports Problem statement Evidence Goals/benchmarks Develop remediation plans/proposals State wants Give details Write grants Attend trainings Builds capacity

General principles:

Field observation

Document

Develop strong partnerships

Environmental groups

Government agencies

Potential funders

Write reports

Problem statement

Evidence

Goals/benchmarks

Develop remediation plans/proposals

State wants

Give details

Write grants

Attend trainings

Builds capacity

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