A Dallas Morning News series "is the first nationwide examination of the location of federally subsidized housing in environmentally hazardous neighborhoods." The investigation reveals that "the government is housing more than 870,000 families in projects located within one mile or less of at least one factory than emits toxic air pollution." Part of the series details the cancer risks to the inhabitants of a public housing close to a toxic dump site. Among the major findings is "a stark and persistent racial disparity: the higher the percentage of minorities in a project, the more likely it is to be in a neighborhood with toxic air pollution." The reporters also examine "the federal government's ongoing failure to address the issue and a massive federal program that in many cities is perpetuating the issue."