A crucifixion statue in Holy Rosary Cemetery overlooks petrochemical plants massed upriver from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. High rates of malignancy among local residents have dubbed the region Cancer Alley.



Students and fire-fighting professionals practice extinguishing a chemical fire at the Firemen Training School at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

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