NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -A federal judge ruled that people living near the Denka Plant can move forward with their lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims that the plant’s emissions threaten their health.
According to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, a federal judge ruled Monday the plaintiff’s amendment to their lawsuit contained sufficient factual allegations to avoid dismissal.
The Denka Plant has been found to emit chloroprene, a substance experts have said increases the risk of cancer.
Denka has said the plant continues to monitor and reduce those emissions.