31 Mar '18, 5pm

A Death in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Reinforces a Small Town’s Fears of Industry Impacts https://t.co/2VIKeB41ud

A Death in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Reinforces a Small Town’s Fears of Industry Impacts https://t.co/2VIKeB41ud

Subra filed air quality complaints with the DEQ and made the FLIR camera records available as evidence. But her complaints did not result in the DEQ initiating any air quality monitoring at the tanks in St. James, as she hoped they would. Gregory Langley, a DEQ spokesperson, confirmed that the agency didn’t dispatch anyone with a FLIR camera to St. James over the last two years and had not performed any air canister testing there. He wrote: “The agency does canister sampling that does monitor for benzene in Dutchtown in Ascension parish [24 miles away] and Kenner in Jefferson parish [42 mile away].” Langley admitted that DEQ ’s testing in those areas would not give St. James residents an idea if their town’s tanks were leaking benzene around them. “The analysis will only show what is present in the air and the concentrations at that time. It cannot provide the source of th...

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