Site of proposed $9.4 billion plant in St. James Parish contains slave burial ground

December 19, 2019

...Under Section 106 of the Historic Preservation Act, Formosa's subsidiary and Louisiana registered company, FG LA LLC, was required to survey the proposed site for cultural resources. They received clearance from the Louisiana Division of Archeology in June 2018.

But later that summer, the Division of Archeology was alerted of the possible presence of burial grounds as indicated on an 1878 map given to the agency by an independent researcher, says Pam Spees, a senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. ...

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