Missouri manufacturer faces accusations it polluted drinking water in the Bootheel

Source: https://missouriindependent.com/, September 8, 2023
By: Allison Kite

Two counties in Missouri’s Bootheel suffer from cancer mortality rates drastically higher than the state or national average.

On the border between them lies a manufacturing facility in Portageville that for more than 50 years has pumped out parts for cars — and according to some residents, also released carcinogenic metals and chemicals into the local drinking water.  Read more.

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