“Shingle Mountain”

“Marsha Jackson didn’t go to the mountain. The mountain came to her.

From her home in south Dallas, she watched it grow until it towered at 60 feet tall and spread all the way to her backyard, “a few feet from my bedroom.”

The mountain is human-made — an environmental nightmare of discarded roofing shingles stretching more than a city block. Even though it’s an illegal toxic waste dump on the edge of a neighborhood, it took months of pressure to get city officials to even acknowledge its existence and finally make plans to take it down.”

Darryl Fears reports for the Washington Post with graphics by John Muyskens and photos by Allison V. Smith November 16, 2020.