I am currently completing my Master's Thesis project entitled, Measuring Density: A Demographic Analysis of Environmental Hazards. The purpose of this project is to replicate Douglas Anderton's 1994 study in Evaluation Review, entitled, Equity in Superfund: Demographics of the Discovery and Prioritization of Abandoned Toxic Sites. The results of his study reject claims of environmental racism. More specifically, his results demonstrate that there is no disproportionate environmental burden (in the form of Superfund sites or those listed on the National Priority List for immediate remediation)to people of color or those among lower socioeconomic groups. This GIS project has four distinct phases:

1. Spatial-Descriptive Analysis of the Original Anderton Dataset

2. Geocoding CERCLIS sites in the Baltimore-DC Metropolitan Statistical Area

3. Buffering

4. Analysis