Kepone, also known as chlordecone, is a toxic, nonbiodegradable
insecticide that a chemical plant in Hopewell, Virginia dumped into the James River from 1966 until 1975. The chemical's negative effect on the
environment was documented and eventually publicized, leading authorities to shut down the Allied Chemical Corporation plant that
produced Kepone and to order fishing bans and advisories. The environmental and medical scandal was one of the first of its kind
to play out nationally, and while it eventu. . .
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