“Eight months after a LaPlace company asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to soften its findings about the danger of exposure to chloroprene emissions, the federal agency has instead doubled down on its message that the pollutant could be putting thousands of local residents at risk.

In a 54-page report released late last month, the agency said the chemical that the Denka Performance Elastomer plant produces is so toxic that some scientists think it should be classified as definitely cancer-causing, rather than a ‘likely carcinogen.'”

Read the Advocate story

Read the 54-page EPA response