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Chalmette National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located within Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is next to the Mississippi River just
past the stretch between Baton Rouge and New Orleans along the Mississippi River that has a large concentration of chemical and oil companies and was formerly referred to as the "petrochemical corridor" but now is know as "cancer alley" after numerous cases of cancer occurring in the small rural communities on both sides of the river were reported. The Power plant is directly across the street from a Mississippi RIver levy that was recently in danger of over topping prompting the spillways to be opened. 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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Cancer Alley Louisiana
Chalmette National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located within Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is next to the Mississippi River just <br />
  past the stretch between Baton Rouge and New Orleans along the Mississippi River that has a large concentration of chemical and oil companies and was formerly referred to as the "petrochemical corridor" but now is know as "cancer alley" after numerous cases of cancer occurring in the small rural communities on both sides of the river were reported. The Power plant is directly across the street from a Mississippi RIver levy that was recently in danger of over topping prompting the spillways to be opened. 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.