It was Mossville residents who demanded that EPA and ATSDR test our blood for dioxins because we thought that when the agencies had proof that we are being poisoned by the industries they would have to take action to protect our health. But, instead, the agencies have put their heads in the sand by saying they don’t know what is causing our elevated dioxin levels when we have industrial smokestacks right next to our homes. Our African American community and people are being destroyed while EPA and ATSDR look the other way and continue to allow these industries to get more permits to release toxic chemicals. “Environmental protection” is a myth that covers up what really is going on, which is pollution protection.
—Delma Bennett, Mossville resident
- Mossville Residents Question SASOL Commitment to Community Well Being
- MEAN, Inc. has filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights stating that the human rights of Mossville residents have been violated, because “laws in the United States that protect the environment, public health, and civil rights fail to remedy the environment degradation and associated health threats suffered by Mossville residents.”
- Advocates for Environmental Human Justice (AEHR) Files Lawsuit Against Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for “issuing an air permit that exempts the Georgia Gulf Lake Charles, LLC vinyl facility from compliance with the Louisiana Ambient Air Standards”
- Toxic Towns: People of Mossville ‘Are Like an Experiment’, CNN.com
- Watch: In Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley,’ huge sinkhole creates more concerns
- Mossville featured on Living On Earth
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