The Nation.

The tiny town of St. James lies smack in the heart of Louisiana’s Cancer Alley, a series towns slammed in between petrochemical plants and Mississippi River. For decades, emissions have been linked to cancer and other health concerns. This piece explores one woman’s fight against two new petrochemical plants, and how the question of whether to stay and push back, or give in and find a new place to live, is tearing at the core of the community.

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