Mossville, Louisiana

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Mossville is a small, predominantly African American unincorporated community[1] on the outskirts of Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The community is featured in the 2002 documentary film Blue Vinyl, which focuses on the health effects of nearby polyvinyl chloride factories on community members. The film features footage of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade collecting air samples to determine the toxicity of the community's air. Most of the homes that were located closest to the refinery have now been either moved to other locations or torn down.


  1. ^ Adrianne Appel: Tiny Town Demands Justice in Dioxin Poisoning. Common Dreams, 2007-7-25

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Coordinates: 30°14′52″N 93°18′33″W / 30.24778°N 93.30917°W / 30.24778; -93.30917