Louisiana’s Chemical Corridor: A Look Back in Time

The Environmental Protection Agency recently opened a civil rights investigation over pollution and discriminatory practices in Louisiana’s chemical corridor, however, residents have warned of hazardous exposures for decades.

Dubbed “cancer alley” by residents, exposure to pollution from Louisiana’s chemical corridor has been linked to cancers, miscarriages, and other negative health effects. In this 1987 article, reporters from The Washington Post discuss health concerns voiced by individuals living in proximity to the chemical plants.





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