Pollution Reporter


Contributed date

May 4, 2021 - 12:38pm

Critical Commentary

The Pollution Reporter app in an example of a civic data resource for the Chemical Valley (Sarnia, CA) case study (Group #3). This app allows individuals to access data regarding pollution as well as report pollution events caused by petrochemical plants in the industrial complex known as Chemical Valley. 

Audience: the Pollution Reporter app is primarily intended for the use of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation community and others who live near Chemical Valley, but anyone is welcome to use the app to better understand the health harms associated with pollutants.

Intention: Pollution Reporter hopes to support community member's abilities to link health harms to companies and pollution without having to demonstrate their own health harms and be subjected to extractive research.

Information from https://www.landandrefinery.org/pollutionreporter


"The Pollution Reporter App is being made by the Environmental Data Justice Lab at the Technoscience Research Unit, University of Toronto. This is an Indigenous-led lab composed of university and community researchers, in collaboration with the City as Platform Lab and Reflekor developers." (https://www.landandrefinery.org/pollutionreporter)




Sarnia, ON

Cite as

Anonymous, "Pollution Reporter", contributed by Carly Rospert, Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 15 July 2021, accessed 13 August 2022. http://www.disaster-sts-network.org/content/pollution-reporter