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DuPont opened the factory on a former sugar plantation called Belle Point in 1964, and its smokestacks have been pumping out chloroprene over this mostly African-American neighborhood since 1969.
Most of the violations stemmed from leaking or uncapped pipes releasing chloroprene, which Denka uses to make neoprene for wet suits and other materials.
Production of neoprene—dive wetsuits, insulated lunch boxes, beer koozies—emits toxic chloroprene, and this is the only plant in America that produces it.
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Origin and Etymology of chloroprene
First Known Use: 1931See Words from the same year
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