Miss Rosen on "Petrochemical America" in Crave

Secret Histories | "Petrochemical America" Examines the Nation's Notorious "Cancer Alley" by Miss Rosen, Crave

Aperture presents "Petrochemical America," a multilayered study of Louisiana's "Chemical Corridor" and the problems it poses us today.

Cancer Alley stretches 150 miles along the Mississippi River, running from Baton Rouge to New Orleans across the River Parishes of Louisiana. Here, along the fabled River Road, more then 100 monstrous industrial plants that produce a quarter of the nations petrochemicals, including coal, oil, and natural gas. Those in the industry euphemistically call it Chemical Corridor; for the many communities in the area, it has become Cancer Alley.