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For Immediate Release: November 17th, 2000
Contact: CONTACTS-Shonda Lee, Concerned Citizens of Norco, (504) 258 - 2521
Gaynel Johnson, Concerned Citizens of Norco, (504) 725 - 0921
Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 914 – 3164

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Norco citizen heads to Shell headquarters in Holland: Plans to face Shell director

(Norco, La.) In a bold move to intensify the pressure on Shell, the Concerned Citizens of Norco are today sending their president, Margie Richard, to Shell's international headquarters in Holland to make the case for relocation.

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The Advocate (Baton Rouge): Chemist Helps LA Communities Monitor Polluters

Communities can use pollution data disclosed by industry to make environmental regulators do a better job and to push companies into reducing toxic emissions, New Iberia chemist Wilma Subra said Friday.


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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