RELATIVES THINK A CANCER CLUSTER IN THEIR FAMILY IS CAUSED BY PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO KOPPERS POLLUTION   On the verge of the Great Depression, Fredrick Tisdale, one of the only black farmers in Carbondale, Il., moved north of the former Koppers Inc. wood-treating plant to start a family and plant roots in the town. Mr.Continue reading “CHAPTER 3”


Featured Public Health RESIDENTS CALL STATE HEALTH STUDY A BLATANT LIEĀ  Residents next door to the former Koppers wood-treating plant have complained about the environment allegedly contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals and exposing them for decades.   The plant released many chemicals, including creosote, as the facility operated near the primarily African American community located on theContinue reading “CHAPTER 1”