Faculty Advisor

Krueger, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Tuler, Seth

Abstract

Quinsigamond Village, in the city of Worcester, contains pollution problems from both the past and present. A largely industrial history has left behind a legacy of contaminants. Current problems include badly capped landfills and leaking sewage beds. Local residents claim Worcester government has formed a habit of using Quinsigamond Village as its primary area for disposing of waste, compounding the pollution problems. Working in cooperation with the Regional Environmental Council of Massachusetts, researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute plan to identify the environmental hazards in Quinsigamond Village, along with how local residents interact with those hazards. This will be done through the use of participatory research methods to improve accuracy and participant self-stimulation. Findings will be reported to the community and Regional Environmental Council in order to empower Quinsigamond Village to work together toward positive environmental change.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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