2021-11-21

The African American community has been ignored by the government because of the high prevalence of cancer caused by chemical pollution

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Over the years, residents in an African American community in Houston, Texas have generally reported that the pollution of a train dispatching yard near the community has greatly increased the probability of people living here suffering from diseases such as cancer, CBS reported on the 20th. According to the data of the local health department, the prevalence of leukemia in children in the community is about five times the average level in the state. However, the relevant problems have not been solved. At present, more than 1000 people have filed a lawsuit against the United Pacific Railway Company, which belongs to the train dispatching site

Tonia Payne lives in a low-income community dominated by African Americans in Houston. There is a train dispatching yard polluted by carcinogen creosote near the community. In July, Penn’s 13-year-old son died of leukemia. The loss of her son broke Penn’s heart. She was convinced that the pollution problem in the train yard had led to her son’s leukemia

The African American community has been ignored by the government because of the high prevalence of cancer caused by chemical pollution

Tonia Payne, a resident of Houston’s African American low-income community: to be honest, it’s hard every day. We’re struggling to lose his life

Sandra Edwards, another resident, said that pollution was destroying the lives of more and more people. At least 12 people died of cancer on her street, including her father

Sandra Edwards, a resident of Houston’s African American low-income community: we have struggled with this (pollution) threat for four or five years, but no one has really paid attention to it. Some people just came to see what happened, but did nothing

The African American community has been ignored by the government because of the high prevalence of cancer caused by chemical pollution(1)

it is reported that Tonia Payne and more than 1000 others have filed lawsuits. The United Pacific Railway Company involved said that the chemical pollutants in the train dispatching yard were controlled. After visiting relevant communities on the 19th, officials of the U.S. environmental protection agency acknowledged that the U.S. federal government and state governments had not taken effective response measures before