EPA announces ‘bold’ action to monitor pollution in ‘Cancer Alley’

Two months after touring “environmental justice” communities in three southern states, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan on Wednesday announced bold steps to address complaints from residents about tainted drinking water, chemical plants near homes and a school, and breathing toxic air.Regan said the agency will spend $600,000 to buy “mobile air pollution monitoring equipment” to deploy along an 80-mile stretch of Louisiana along the Mississippi River known as “Cancer Alley” for the many chemical plants, oil and gas refineries, and other industrial facilities located there.
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