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by Denny Larson 2000 The Times-Picayune Publishing Company
November 19th, 2000
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World renowned toxicologist conducts first-ever health study of New Sarpy community
November 17th, 2002

Academics, citizens, industry and government collaborate for first-ever community air monitoring fair
October 8th, 2002

Troubled Orion Refinery's storm preparations called into question
September 26th, 2002

Concerned citizens of New Sarpy welcome new organization to the neighborhood
September 23rd, 2002

Bucket Brigade activists travel to world summit on environment to put global spotlight on Cancer Alley polluters
August 16th, 2002

EPA slams troubled Orion Refinery with notice of violation
August 15th, 2002

New Sarpy residents blast Orion's community schemes; accuse refinery of delivering ultimatums to residents
July 18th, 2002

New Sarpy citizens blast DEQ: Submit petition to EPA to revoke state authority
March 13th, 2002

Citizen air sample exposes Orion violation of state air standards: Children in school bus exposed to carcinogen
October 30th, 2001

Citizens of New Sarpy cite federal Clean Air Act violations: Orion Refining could face federal court action
September 12th, 2001

New Sarpy resident testifies before EPA committee: Travels to nation's capitol to urge relocation
July 3rd, 2001

Orion CEO angers community; Fails to meet after explosion
June 14th, 2001

New Sarpy community commemorates year anniversary of largest tank fire in U.S. history: Troubled Orion Refinery continues to plague neighbors
June 6th, 2001

Orion Refinery explodes again: DEQ investigation inconsequential; second fire in two weeks
March 12th, 2001

Orion Refining misleads press, community about flare: Eyewitness accounts, videotape tell of massive flaring, contradict Orion statements
February 1st, 2001

New Sarpy citizens demand EPA investigation of Orion: Report blasts refinery for reckless accidents - average of one per week
January 10th, 2001

Citizens to expose problems at Orion Refining: Report reveals community threatened; call for EPA investigation
January 9th, 2001

Citizens to release report blasting Orion's alarming accident rate: Call for EPA investigation
December 18th, 2000

Orion bars citizens' technical adviser from meeting: Community discovers problems with samples; calls for relocation renewed
November 3rd, 2000

Troubled Orion Refinery violates state air standards: Citizen air sample exposes release of carcinogen
September 28th, 2000

New Sarpy community to meet with Orion management: Community seeks relocation
August 30th, 2000