The chemical company at the center of a controversy over air pollution in St. John the Baptist Parish is digging in against residents who are demanding it take more drastic steps to curb emissions of a likely carcinogen called chloroprene. Read more
- St. John residents sue LaPlace plant over chloroprene emissions; suit seeks class action status
- Timeline of air pollution problems at LaPlace chemical plant
- LaPlace chemical plant, criticized for releasing 'likely carcinogen,' cited for 50 potential Clean Air Act violations
- Despite LaPlace chemical plant's promise to reduce emissions, some residents still 'scared'