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Barbara L. Allen

Barbara L. Allen is Director of the Graduate Program in Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Tech’s Northern Virginia Center.

Titles by This Author

Citizens and Experts in Louisiana's Chemical Corridor Disputes

Louisiana annually reports over eight tons of toxic waste for each citizen. Uneasy Alchemy examines the role of experts—lawyers, economists, health professionals, and scientists—in the struggles for environmental justice in the state's infamous Chemical Corridor or "Cancer Alley." This legendary toxic zone between New Orleans and Baton Rouge is home to about 125 oil and chemical plants; cancer and respiratory illness rates there are among the highest in the nation.