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Christmas lights on a house next to Murphy Oil Corporation in Meraux ,Louisiana located just upriver in the stretch between Baton Rouge and New Orleans along the river, 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.
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Cancer Alley Louisiana
Christmas lights on a house next to Murphy Oil Corporation in Meraux ,Louisiana located just upriver in the stretch between Baton Rouge and New Orleans along the river, 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.