'St. James is full': New Cancer Alley plant may double toxic pollutants, EPA data shows

March 20, 2020

...Adding to the tensions surrounding the Formosa plant is the recent discovery that the proposed site sits where enslaved people lay buried. A public records request submitted to the Louisiana Division of Archaeology by Rise St. James revealed that Formosa discovered the graves during its obligatory land survey in 2018 and did not disclose the discovery to residents or the parish government while it applied for a land use permit, said Pam Spees, senior staff attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights.  ...

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April 6, 2020