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Inequality in America (Louisiana's Cancer Alley) #1262674

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Oct 18, 2020
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(Studio: Kate Snow) The NBC News series Inequality in America introduced.

(St. James Parish, Louisiana: Anne Thompson) The issue of race & industrial pollution in Louisiana examined; scenes shown from "cancer alley" in St. James parish where a plastics plant is set to be built by Formosa Plastics@ that will increase air pollution; statistics on black Americans in toxic pollution areas cited. [Parish resident Sharon LAVIGNE@- says they want to build a plastics plant in a poor black area.] [July 14, Democratic presidential nominee Joe BIDEN - talks about cancer alley.] [Parish resident Janice FERCHAUD@- talks about the cancer in her family.] [Councilman Clyde COOPER - explains his position.] The view of the state dept. of environmental qualities quoted.

Snow, Kate;
Thompson, Anne

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