From The Philadelphia Inquirer:
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s “Toxic City” investigation, a series that combined both innovative and old-fashioned reporting methods to expose unhealthy environmental conditions affecting children, resulting in changes in how schools handle hazards, was a finalist in the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes announced Monday.
The stories, by journalists Barbara Laker, Wendy Ruderman, Dylan Purcell and Jessica Griffin, depicted the ongoing struggle to protect Philadelphia children — many poor and minority — from environmental harm.
Reporters examined lead paint in old homes, contaminated soil in once-industrial neighborhoods, and unhealthy conditions in public schools that made children sick.
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