Improper storage and containment of landfill items resulted in leaching of more than 140 toxic materials into the soil of Gordon Plaza, at least 49 of which are associated with cancer. These materials include:
Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
Learn more at the Center for Disease Control’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Authored by Emily Szklarski, MPH Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine ‘19, and member of the Critical Visualization and Media Lab (CVML) at Tulane University