US plants accused of 'environmental racism'

Residents of Mossville in Louisiana, one of the most polluted towns, fear new chemical plants will cause further damage.

    The town of Mossville, Louisiana is one of the most polluted places in the United States.

    And its predominantly African American residents fear it will get even worse.

    The town is surrounded by 14 chemical plants and another has just been approved.

    Most residents say they suffer from cancer or other ailments caused by the emissions from the plants.

    In the latest part of our series on climate change, Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Mossville.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    On the anniversary of UN Resolution 242, Al Jazeera explores the illegal Israeli settlement enterprise.

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Some key moments in the life of the man who led his country from independence in 1980 until November 21, 2017.

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    In the US, Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated on Thursday, November 23.