Image of Contamination
Show: Adobe Youth Voices
19 year-old Diana López always aspired to be a pilot and since the Kelly Air Force base is in her neighborhood, she was convinced that joining the Air Force was the best way to reach her goal. After graduation, she had one last summer in San Antonio to intern at a local environmental justice organization. When she learned that her neighborhood, Leon Creek, is part of the “Toxic Triangle” – since World War II the Kelly Air Force Base had been dumping cleaning solvents that have trichloralethylene (TCE) – Diana decides to stay in her hometown and fight.