The Ironbound is a very populated and culturally diverse neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey. This study focuses particularly on the Ironbound neighborhood and aims to answer whether there is environmental injustice with underlying elements of epistemic injustice. Four external examples of environmental injustice seek to provide context for the ways that epistemic injustice can manifest in cases of environmental injustice. Interviews done with 30 residents of Ironbound and an individual from both the Newark Environmental Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency are used as evidence to answer the question of the study. With all of the data gathered on the environmental problems in Ironbound, I conclude that there is environmental injustice in Ironbound with dimensions of epistemic injustice. The research concludes with suggestions of ways to diminish the environmental and epistemic injustices in Ironbound.


Riley, Evan

Second Advisor

Mariola, Matt


Environmental Studies; Philosophy

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Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis



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