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Living on Earth: Human Rights In Cancer Alley
April 26, 2010, 10:24 am
Filed under: News

Air Date: Week of April 23, 2010

CONDEA Vista settled a suit for $42 million with 80 Mossville residents over a leaky pipe that lead to groundwater contamination. (Courtesy of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights)

The residents of Mossville Louisiana live in the shadow of 14 petrochemical refineries. Community members allege that their high rates of cancer stem directly from these plants. After years of making this argument in American courts they sought a higher judicial body. Now, for the first time ever, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hear an environmental human rights case against the United States. Ike Sriskandarajah reports.

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