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Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ reeling in the time of Covid

On a long ribbon of land between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, industrial pollution puts the area's mostly African-American residents at nearly 50 times the risk of cancer than the United States average, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Then "Cancer Alley," as it's known, began making headlines for a different reason last spring: one of its parishes -- Louisiana's equivalent of US counties -- was hit with the highest rate of Covid-19 related deaths in the country.

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