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DEQ Press Release: State, national settlements with Motiva are "largest ever" in DEQ history

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced today the settlement of major state enforcement cases with Motiva Enterprises LLC (Motiva) for violating air and water quality provisions of the Louisiana Environmental Quality Act.  In addition, DEQ helped to settle major national

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Orion Refinery explodes again: DEQ investigation inconsequential; second fire in two weeks

(New Sarpy, La.) Orion neighbors and The Louisiana Bucket Brigade today blasted Orion Refinery for its Friday night explosion, a blast so powerful that it was felt ten miles away.

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Tulane campus action targets Shell's Norco facility: Students announce support for African American community

(March 8, 2001, New Orleans, La.) Calling on Shell to relocate all four blocks of Norco's Diamond neighborhood, the leaders of Tulane student groups today and a Tulane professor blasted Shell for its decades long refusal to relocate Norco's African American community, known as Diamond.

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

(New Orleans, Feb. 1, 2001) Citizens, legal, and environmental groups joined together today to expose the troubled Orion Refinery's most recent assault on the community.

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Community air samples expose hazardous substances in air: Alsen citizens point finger at Ronaldson Field Dump

(January 31, 2001) Residents of North Baton Rouge Parish today are calling on the EPA to shut down the Ronaldson Fields Dump, citing two air samples taken near the dump that show hazardous wastes are present.  The air samples, taken by community members, revealed high levels of carbon disulfide,

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

(January 10, 2001, New Sarpy, La.) Orion neighbors and The Louisiana Bucket Brigade today exposed Orion Refining's terrifying accident rate of 1.5 accidents a week, using the company's own "incident" reports it has filed with the state. "This is scary.

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Citizens to release report blasting Orion's alarming accident rate: Call for EPA investigation

(December 18, New Sarpy, La.) A 10:30 AM press conference today will be the site of the New Sarpy Concerned Citizen's renewed demand for relocation from increasingly troubled Orion Refining.


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