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Thousands Evacuated After Chemical Leak and Massive Fire at 'Cancer Alley' Oil Refinery

Such events are an all-too-common and exceptionally dangerous reality for those living within fossil fuel and petrochemical 'sacrifice zones,'" observed one researcher. A mandatory evacuation was ordered for thousands of people living within a two-mile radius of a Marathon Petroleum refinery in Louisiana's so-called "Cancer Alley" after a chemical leak and massive fire broke out at a storage tank there on Friday.

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    • Edwin wangombe

      42 w

      This is really devastating and saddening... The effects that such eventualities have on the ecosystems and the people is just unfathomable

      • Jane Wangui

        42 w

        These refineries should ensure that their equipments are safe and their systems upto date. Maintenance in such companies should be paramount.

        • Annett Michuki..

          42 w

          it's barely a month since we had news about fires, this calls for tough rules against such companies

          • Princess

            42 w

            This highlights the necessity for strong safety measures, risk management and proper regulations in industries handling hazardous materials.

            • Joseph Githinji

              42 w

              This is absurd, marathon petroleum must take responsibility and compensate those affected. Moreover they have must sort to transit to clean and renewable energy.

              • Jengaj John

                42 w

                We are tired of these evacuations simply because of ignoring transitioning to clean energy.

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