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Velsicol closed its chemical plant 10 years ago; Memphis still endures its toxic legacy

This story has been republished with permission from Tennessee Lookout. Read the original story here. In North Memphis, milk crates and cardboard boxes sit under a pecan tree that doesn’t bear fruit anymore. Kathy Yancey-Temple is building raised beds for a community garden on her street. On a sunny autumn morning, she spends her time buying […]