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Pile of sulfur used to make fertilizer at Agrico in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. One of many chemical factories is located across from the Mississippi River in the stretch between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, is part of a large concentration of chemical and oil companies that was formerly referred to as the "Petrochemical Corridor," but now is know as "Cancer Alley." Many cases of cancer have occurred in communities on both sides of the river though the Louisiana Tumor Registry claims the numbers are not higher then the national average. The record high levels of the Mississippi River in the spring of 2011 brought on by what some scientists classify as climate change, threaten the environment with the potential flooding of industrial complexes and nuclear facilities along the river.
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Julie Dermansky ©2011
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Industrial Landscape, Cancer Alley Louisiana
Pile of sulfur used to make fertilizer at Agrico in Donaldsonville, Louisiana.  One of many  chemical factories   is located  across from  the Mississippi River in the stretch between Baton Rouge and New Orleans,  is part of a large concentration of chemical and oil companies that was formerly referred to as the "Petrochemical Corridor," but now is know as "Cancer Alley."  Many cases of cancer have occurred  in communities on both sides of the river though the Louisiana Tumor Registry claims the numbers are not higher then the national average. The record high levels of the Mississippi River in the spring of 2011 brought on by what some scientists classify as climate change,  threaten the environment with the potential flooding of industrial complexes and nuclear facilities along the river.