The New Orleans City Council voted unanimously on April 8 to oppose plans to build a massive plastics manufacturing facility in St. James Parish.
Taiwan-based Formosa proposed the facility which would be 1,200 football fields long. However, residents and official are weighing the potential harm such a plant could cause to health and environment.
The location of the facility would be about a mile from an elementary school and two miles from the Sunshine Bridge, "part of an 85-mile expanse from Baton Rouge to New Orleans that’s dubbed 'Cancer Alley.'"
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