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Gramercy Alumina, an aluminum factory in Gramercy, Louisiana 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.
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Cancer Alley Louisiana
Gramercy Alumina, an aluminum factory in Gramercy, Louisiana 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.