DOJ sues La. chemical co. over cancer risk to minority area


The Department of Justice is suing a chemical company over cancer risk to a minority area. I'm Lisa dwyer, federal officials are suing a Louisiana chemical maker, alleging that it presented an unacceptable cancer risk to the nearby majority black community and is demanding cuts and toxic emissions. The lawsuit accuses dank of performance elastomer of emitting the carcinogen, chloroprene, and such high concentrations that it poses an unacceptable cancer risk children are particularly vulnerable. There's an elementary school, a half mile from the plant. Chloroprene is a liquid raw material used

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