We put dozens of trackers in plastic bags for recycling. Many were trashed.

For more than a decade, Courtney Williams and her family have lived in the shadow of the Wheelabrator waste-to-energy incinerator, located along the Hudson River in Peekskill, New York.

“We go outside, we open the door, and the … kind of burning plastic smell hits us,” Williams told ABC News.

A low income and mostly minority community, the city is also around a decommissioned nuclear power plant, a sewage disposal facility and multiple chemical plants.

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