Cancer Alley, Louisiana's air & water pollution was the result of environmental racism.
Cancer Alley got it's name because it's one of the highest risk places in the US to get cancer since it's surrounded by some of the densest concentration of petrochemical plants in an 85-mile stretch along the Mississippi River. This area in Louisiana sits between New Orleans and Baton Rouge and was once made up of plantation sites, now home to predominantly black residents who have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 deaths in 2020, especially because of their pre-existing medical conditions caused by the climate they are forced to live in. Systemic racism played a role in the high concentration of chemical facilities placed in Cancer Alley, Louisiana.