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Real-Time Data Show the Air in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ Is Even Worse Than Expected

Petrochemical manufacturing plant. Photo from Wikimedia Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 from Sept 7, 2008. By Naveena Sadasivam / Grist Since the 1980s, the 85-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that connects New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been known as “Cancer Alley.” The name stems from the fact that the area’s residents […]