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Diamond community in Norco to increase air samplers

On Saturday, September 9th, members of Norco’s Diamond community will build more of the buckets that have enabled the residents to sample their air. The Bucket Brigade, as it is called, has been sampling the air in Norco since December of 1998.


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New Sarpy community to meet with Orion management: Community seeks relocation

(New Sarpy, August 30, 2000) After a year and a half of postponements and cancellations, the Concerned Citizens of New Sarpy and Orion President and CEO Clark Johnson are scheduled to meet at 10 AM on Wednesday, August 30th.  On the citizens’ agenda is relocation for the community.


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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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New Orleans, LA 70119

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