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

WHAT: Press conference to mark the anniversary of the largest tank fire in US history and highlight calls for relocation.

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Shell shuts door on relocation talks with Norco community: Company refuses to meet with expert, then changes mind

(Norco, La.) The Concerned Citizens of Norco, the community group that has been battling Shell to relocate them, is today blasting the company for its refusal this week to meet with the community.


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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