Mapping Detention and Toxicity 3


george air force base


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Contributed date

November 26, 2018 - 12:46pm

Critical Commentary

This map pinpoints the housing areas of the base as well as noted sites of stored waste. The article that used the image discussed various reported miscarriages, childhood cancer and other health hazards believed to have been caused by the toxins from the base. While the base has now been closed, there has been no permanent clean up of the toxins. Given that this base is near the Adelanto Detention Center, the accusations of toxic waste of the military base is important to consider when thinking through the health hazards that people in the area and in the detention center may be continuing to experince. 

Cite as

Anonymous, "Mapping Detention and Toxicity 3", contributed by Maria Liliana Ramirez, Center for Ethnography, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 26 November 2018, accessed 2 October 2023.