Persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals that originate primarily from industrial areas in temperate climates are ubiquitous in the Arctic. The people of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, have never directly benefited from the industries that made and profited from use of these chemicals. This striking example of environmental injustice is discussed.
Carpenter, David O. and Miller, Pamela K.
"Environmental contamination of the Yupik people of St. Lawrence Island, Alaska,"
Journal of Indigenous Research:
1, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/kicjir/vol1/iss1/1