Screenshot- Albany women say coal-plant is part of cancer-causing racism

VIDEO: Albany Women Blame Coal & Racism for Cancers

“A group of Albany women has been fighting for nearly a dozen years to bring to light what they’ve long suspected, that they are the victims of environmental racism. They say cancer is showing up in their families, and it all points to one facility that still stands today.

“My mom had cancer. My father had cancer too.” said Elaine McCall.

The women say the only thing that connects their families to these cancers is where they grew up on Sheridan Place in the late 50s and early 60s. They lived in buildings 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14.

They also lived around the corner on Orange Street.

Imbedded among their homes was the state run power house. It burned coal, and when it burned coal, no one in the houses could escape it.

However, they had no reason to escape it. They had no fear of danger.”

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