The Chemical Action Project


This is a guide to follow, not a rubric.

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
The Chemical Action Project
Get a plagiarism free paperJust from $13/Page
Order Essay
  • Lore: In a place to whose residents you have access and familiarity (say, your hometown or somewhere else you’ve lived) elicit—as you would with ghost stories—some lore/stories about local knowledge of contamination (“pollution,” “toxicity,” etc.) at some particular site or through some particular process. Try to seek firsthand and I-know-someone-who-knows-someone type stories. If you find any leads to something even richer, then do follow them.
    1. If an opportunity for a more in-depth conversation avails itself, then develop a list of open-ended questions that you plan to use. Write these down to stash in your dossier later, in addition to a journal-style account of everything you’ve done.
    2. Even if you don’t succeed in getting any firsthand info, document what you tried. You won’t be marked down for not getting, only not trying.
    3. Hometown is not the only direction you could go. You could talk to family members who’ve lived somewhere else and have great stories, or friends from a former place you’ve lived. What personal stories do people have? Do people have systems of avoidance and evasion of harm? Step carefully if you get too close to anything tragic or difficult for people to talk about.
    4. Please explore how people know what they know or feel they know.
    5. Minimum 3 pages for this whole section.


  • Documenting/Research: Take a next step and begin to dig deeper for whatever you can find on the actual empirical background, facts—a manufacturer’s history, the chemistry of the process involved, the biology of its potential harm, whatever you want. This is the research portion.
    1. Can you contact local advocacy organizations? State department of health-type folks? Who else can you think of to call or write who might help you find stuff out? Document everything you do or think of.
    2. Can you obtain any land use history from any public records, or from the internet? Soil, water, or air sample info?
    3. Step back and make an assessment. Why do people think there’s a problem here? In your view, is there a problem? What is your analysis of either why people perceive what they perceive or what is actually happening—and also of the relationship between the two.
    4. If you don’t find much, explain why you think you didn’t. Is anything being hushed?
    5. Minimum 3 pages for this whole section. Sources must be cited.


  • Interventions (Imaginary and Real): How might you do something? Who would you call? Is there an intervention to be had here?
    1. If there was, what kind of toolkit would you offer the affected? Make a fictional toolkit handout/brochure for people who might be affected by this issue or in this area. Use it if possible.
    2. Is there a letter to write to a senator, a congressperson, a company CEO, a local watchdog, an association? An employer, a school, a state health board? Are there hospitals and legal organizations one might ask to get involved? Write at least one such fictional letter if you feel it warranted. If you feel bold, check in with me and then send it and tell us what happens.
    3. If you did not find any reason to suspect any harm was at hand, explain why not? Did you not find the lore substantiated? Was no harm shown by your research? What would you tell those who suspect harm. If so, what would you tell them? Why do you think that they believed there was harm when you did not?
    4. No particular page minimum.


  • Disseminations: Choose one of the following:
    1. Produce a rough design for and describe an innovative informational audiovisual placard to be viewed by visitors to (and in regions near) your site, like signs at National Parks. Who would you contact to ask for the placard to be displayed?
    2. Write either hypothetical or real content to post here:

And here:

And here:

No particular page range for this section.


  • Taking Stock: Step back and do a final synthesis. What is this all really about, globally, say, in terms of the structure of states and capitalisms? Apply at least two external scholarly readings and two readings from the course. Minimum 1 page for this section.


All this should be presented as a dossier.



Homework Valley
Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Our Advantages

Plagiarism Free Papers

All our papers are original and written from scratch. We will email you a plagiarism report alongside your completed paper once done.

Free Revisions

All papers are submitted ahead of time. We do this to allow you time to point out any area you would need revision on, and help you for free.


A title page preceeds all your paper content. Here, you put all your personal information and this we give out for free.


Without a reference/bibliography page, any academic paper is incomplete and doesnt qualify for grading. We also offer this for free.

Originality & Security

At Homework Valley, we take confidentiality seriously and all your personal information is stored safely and do not share it with third parties for any reasons whatsoever. Our work is original and we send plagiarism reports alongside every paper.

24/7 Customer Support

Our agents are online 24/7. Feel free to contact us through email or talk to our live agents.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

We'll send you the first draft for approval by at
Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

We work around the clock to see best customer experience.


Flexible Pricing

Our prices are pocket friendly and you can do partial payments. When that is not enough, we have a free enquiry service.


Admission help & Client-Writer Contact

When you need to elaborate something further to your writer, we provide that button.


Paper Submission

We take deadlines seriously and our papers are submitted ahead of time. We are happy to assist you in case of any adjustments needed.


Customer Feedback

Your feedback, good or bad is of great concern to us and we take it very seriously. We are, therefore, constantly adjusting our policies to ensure best customer/writer experience.