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A stretch of the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, La., that is crowded with chemical plants has been called "Cancer Alley" because of the health problems there. Giles Clarke/Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Taylor, center, speaks at a St. John the Baptist Parish council meeting in 2017. He and the other members of the citizens' group around him wear T-shirts that reference the safety limit for the chemical chloroprene. Julie Dermansky hide caption

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After Decades Of Air Pollution, A Louisiana Town Rebels Against A Chemical Giant

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The Highlands Acid Pit Superfund site remained flooded on August 31. The water has since receded, and some residents are concerned that toxins from the site could have spread into the nearby neighborhood. Jason Dearen/AP hide caption

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In Texas, Concerns About Damage To Flooded Toxic Waste Sites

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For months, Security, Colo., resident Brenda Piontkowski has regularly visited this vending station to collect drinking water for her family. Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Chemicals In Drinking Water Prompt Inspections Of U.S. Military Bases

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A U.S. Air Force C-123 sprays herbicides on dense jungle beside a South Vietnamese highway on May 18, 1966. This aircraft is the last in a formation of three. Spray from the other two planes can be seen ahead. U.S. Air Force via AP hide caption

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Air Force Reservists Say Agent Orange Residue Damaged Their Health

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