Dupont’s “Cancer Alley” Chemical Plant Sued By Louisiana Residents

A stretch of land that is home to a DuPont-owned chemical plant has been nicknamed “Cancer Alley” due to the plant’s emissions of chloroprene, a carcinogenic chemical. Thirteen people living near the plant are suing DuPont in order to stop the production of the pollutant.

White smoke hovers over a DuPont chemical plant in Belle, W.Va. DuPont - a chemical company with a long history of endangering public health - is being sued by 13 people in Louisiana over emissions from one of its plants. (AP/Jeff Gentner)

NEW ORLEANS-- 13 Louisiana residents who live in the shadow of one of the most toxic factories in the country recently filed a lawsuit against the facility’s co-owners, DuPont and Denka, in an attempt to stop or reduce the production of an air pollutant linked to serious health problems, including cancer. The plaintiffs are currently seeking