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


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