9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

In a New Orleans Advocate article last month writer Sara Sneath mentioned that “the Desire neighborhood, where Gordon Plaza is located, had the second-highest consistent rate of cancer among all Louisiana census tracts measured from 2005 to 2015.”

The residents of Gordon Plaza live in housing that was built astraddle a toxic city dump. That housing development has seen hundreds of New Orleans residents die from cancer.

In 2018 the Gordon Plaza neighborhood group filed suit against the City of New Orleans hoping to secure funds to move to a safer area of the city.

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