Yuliana Quintana worries she won’t succeed in college because she didn’t have access to lab equipment, Advanced Placement classes, and other resources during her high school years.
She's now a first-generation student at Lake Forest College in Chicago's northern suburbs.
DePue, which once was an industrial hub, is also home to a superfund site. Factories that smelted zinc and produced phosphate fertilizer shuttered by the 1990s, leaving behind pollutants, including a 750,000 ton pile of toxic waste that locals refer to as the "the pile of black death."
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