Resource July 31, 2017

Meet the Journalist: Rebecca Hersher

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After the 2010 earthquake, NGOs dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of raw sewage at the end of the Port-au-Prince city landfill, which borders the sea and is not lined with an impermeable material. Image by Marie Arago/NPR. Haiti, 2017.
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A plan to build sewage treatment plants all over Haiti after the 2010 earthquake has stalled...

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The sewage treatment plant at Titanyen, outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has been closed since 2013. Image by Rebecca Hersher. Haiti, 2017.
The sewage treatment plant at Titanyen, outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti, has been closed since 2013. Image by Rebecca Hersher. Haiti, 2017.

Pulitzer Center grantee Rebecca Hersher traveled to Haiti to investigate what went wrong with a stalled, multi-million dollar international plan to build sewage treatment plants across the country. In this "Meet the Journalist" video, Hersher discusses her reporting and offers a look inside a shuttered sewage treatment plant.

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