CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta will air an hour-long investigative story that will focus on PVC manufacturing plants and the communities that surround them on June 2 at 8 p.m. EST. The report, according to anti-PVC activist group the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, will look into "the environmental health and justice problems plaguing the community of Mossville, Louisiana. Nestled amidst an alarming cluster of chemical plants, Mossville is home to more PVC chemical plants than anywhere else in the entire country, and has been dubbed the Vinyl Manufacturing Capital of America." CHEJ is urging its supporters to watch the show, and to use it to draw attention to its PVC-Free campaign in schools and elsewhere. For a taste of CNN's previous coverage of PVC manufacturing in Mossville, check out this story from February, "Toxic towns: People of Mossville 'are like an experiment'"
CNN to report on PVC and 'Toxic America'
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