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From outliers to luminaries: Warren County’s PCB protests get mainstream attention as more communities grapple with environmental justice issues made worse by climate change 

By Will Atwater The Autumn of 1982 was turbulent for Warren County, N.C., residents. Then-Gov. Jim Hunt decided to place a toxic waste landfill in the Afton community to house soil laced with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, that had been collected from sites where it was illegally dumped along a several-hundred-mile stretch of state roads. […]