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Troubled Orion Refinery violates state air standards: Citizen air sample exposes release of carcinogen

(September 28, 2000 New Sarpy) The New Sarpy Concerned Citizens are today releasing results of an air sample that expose the refinery's release of high levels of toxic chemicals into the air.


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Air sample in Norco's Diamond neighborhood shows extreme levels of chemicals

(Norco, La. September 26, 2000) An air sample taken by the Bucket Brigade in the Diamond Neighborhood in Norco showed extremely high levels of a toxic chemical previously identified during a controversial incident on December 8, 1998.


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Community Interview: Wanda Weber

Chemical Odor in St. Rose

On June 13th in response to calls about a chemical odor, the Bucket Brigade deployed its Emergency Response Team to talk to the St. Rose community and take health surveys. Over 80% of residents interviewed by the Bucket Brigade reported health effects from vomiting to diarrhea. 

The neighboring industrial facilities - Shell and IMTT - as well as the spokesperson for the Department of Environmental Quality stated that "we have found no levels [of air pollution] that are harmful to human health."

Despite these statements, community reports indicate that odors are a chronic problem in St. Rose and a process is not in place to adequately protect the health and safety of the fencline communities.

Wanda Weber "Stands Up"

Wanda Weber has been living in St. Rose her entire life. She's currently on oxygen, and when the odors intensified, she struggled to breathe. Her children had to rescue her from her home.

Watch this video to hear her story, her struggle, but most importantly, her reason for "standing up."

 

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