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.