"The plant exhaled pesticide dust like a vacuum cleaner with a full bag. The fan sucked poisonous dust and fumes from the factory, sending them into the neighborhood." Slow Death Slower Justice - The Observer
AMERICAN ORANGE investigates and chronicles the devastating, toxic poisoning of four generations of a community in Mission, Texas. Here, over 30 chemical companies produced multiple deadly chemicals at the Helena Chemical Plant. Among them were Agent Orange and 8 others which the United Nations have hailed among the "Dirty Dozen" - labeling them as "the most dangerous chemicals in the world." Although this town has been "mysteriously" overlooked by the environmentally conscious radar of America, environmental groups from India have visited "Helena" to personally confirm the reports of outrageous toxicity. This home of "the most contaminated man on the planet" is also coincidentally a strong producer of citrus - a contributor to the approximately 220 tons of citrus that Texas gives our nation every year.
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