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Millions of Americans face risk of a toxic ‘bomb train’

In some spots along the path the chemicals are transported, people of color make up the largest group at risk.
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Babies born in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ record lower birth weight, preterm births – report

New report shows babies born in notorious industrial corridor experience low birth weight at three times the national average.

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A Louisiana court just revived plans for the country’s biggest plastics plant

An appeals court cleared the way for the chemical giant Formosa Plastics to start building its $9.4 billion complex in Cancer Alley.
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Health risks from nuclear contamination in St. Louis denounced at congressional hearing

The United States should not expand nuclear energy use, at least until the federal government can make up for the harms caused by previous nuclear projects, U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

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Plastic chemicals linked to $249 billion in US health care costs in just one year, study finds

By contributing to the development of chronic disease and death, a group of hormone-disruptive plastic chemicals is costing the US health care system billions — over $249 billion in 2018 alone, a new study found.

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‘We are not taking this lightly': Texas legislator promises action after investigation into Channelview benzene pollution

Texas State Sen. Carol Alvarado is exploring new legislation to address the issues uncovered during Public Health Watch’s investigation of chronic benzene pollution in the unincorporated community of Channelview.
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Texas companies skirt federal environmental laws with permit loopholes

In Texas, industrial facilities are avoiding stricter federal environmental regulations by classifying themselves as "minor" sources, raising concerns about air pollution and regulatory oversight.

— Dylan Baddour, Martha Pskowski and Alejandra Martinez report for Inside Climate News and Texas Tribune.

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