Media Coverage

HOPE for Bristol enjoys engaging with members of the press. We are grateful for the coverage that our organization and our community has received from a variety of media outlets. Please feel welcome to reach us through the Contact Us box on our homepage with any press inquiries.

Our residents are suffering considerable physical and mental stress from the landfill emissions in a way that is difficult to describe to outsiders. For this reason, we do ask that members of the press be sensitive when entering our community to cover this crisis and its human toll.

Below is a small selection of national, regional, and local coverage of the Bristol Virginia Landfill’s impact in our community and of HOPE for Bristol’s work alongside fellow community leaders. Two mini-documentaries are linked below as well.

“Air pollution from a Virginia landfill is making residents sick. Officials won’t call it an emergency.”
by Sarah Wade –
December 1, 2021

“There’s something rotten in Bristol”
Guest Column
Jo Albers –
December 22, 2021

“A Horrible Stink In Bristol: A 21-year-old resident reaches out for help as a toxic landfill endangers her community.”
Erin Brockovich and Suzanne Boothby – Nov 18, 2021

“Tennessee lawmaker says Virginia needs to do more to fix Bristol landfill’s malodorous emissions”
By Sarah Wade –
September 23, 2021

“Landfill emissions having an impact on students”
Joaquin Mancera – Jan 19, 2022

“Virginia Department of Environmental Quality investigating Bristol, Virginia landfill”
WCYB – December 29, 2021

“Efforts underway to provide air purifiers to Bristol residents affected by landfill odors”
WJHL – November 19, 2021

“Protesters demonstrate outside of Bristol, Va. landfill meeting”
WJHL – November 9, 2021

“Residents Living in the Shadows of the Bristol VA Landfill Crisis”
By Jack Dunham, Dunham Films

“Defeating the Beast”
By Chase Mitchell, PhD