This assignment guides students to reflect and investigate the role economics plays on where pollution is most dense. It is highly controversial, and can give the students real incite as to the applicability of environmental science in our world today. I encourage you to adapt the assignment to your geographical area. Make it close to home. This connects the students with the real life problem. This thought provoking assignment could be taken even further into a project that involves site investigations, and interviews with residents of the communities.