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World renowned toxicologist conducts first-ever health study of New Sarpy community

What:     Dr. Peter Orris, a toxicologist who works with communities in the US and around the world, will release the results of a New Sarpy health study conducted during the summer.


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Academics, citizens, industry and government collaborate for first-ever community air monitoring fair

What: Concerned Citizens of New Sarpy and the Louisiana Bucket Brigade are organizing the first-of-its-kind Environmental Monitoring Exhibition and Fair, focusing on techniques for air quality monitoring.


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Troubled Orion Refinery's storm preparations called into question

(September 26, 2002) Neighbors of the troubled Orion Refinery today sent a letter to Orion Refinery today to demand that the refinery provide the community with detailed informa


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Concerned citizens of New Sarpy welcome new organization to the neighborhood

(September 23, 2002) The Concerned Citizens of New Sarpy released a statement today welcoming The St. Charles Terrace Neighborhood Association, a new organization whose President, moved into the neighborhood last year.


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Bucket Brigade activists travel to world summit on environment to put global spotlight on Cancer Alley polluters

(New Orleans, Louisiana)  A delegation of Bucket Brigade activists from Louisiana will travel to the World Summit on the Environment in Johannesburg, South Africa, to highlight the global problem of corporate irresponsibility and pollution.  The delegation includes community members, such as Marg


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EPA slams troubled Orion Refinery with notice of violation

(August 15) The Concerned Citizens of New Sarpy announced today that the EPA has served the calamitous Orion Refinery, only 25 miles from New Orleans, with a Notice of Violation for numerous violations of the Clean Air Act.


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New Sarpy residents blast Orion's community schemes; accuse refinery of delivering ultimatums to residents

New Sarpy, July 18) Neighbors of Orion Refinery today blasted refinery management for a community program that they say attempts to force them into submission, instead of working cooperatively as Shell did with the residents of Norco.


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New Sarpy community extends olive branch to troubled Orion Refinery after years of contention

(June 19, 2002) Calling Shell's fair treatment and willingness to listen to the Norco community a "beacon that Orion should follow," long suffering neighbors of Orion Refining today put down their picket signs and bull horns and asked Orion officials to meet with them face to face in a moderated


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Norco's African American community releases report documenting Shell's divisive relocation program

(New Orleans, LA) The Concerned Citizens of Norco came forward today with their private anguish over Shell's relocation program in their community, detailing how Shell's program is destroying family relationships by ripping their community in half.


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New Sarpy citizens blast DEQ: Submit petition to EPA to revoke state authority

(New Orleans, March 13, 2002) Angry New Sarpy citizens today blasted the DEQ for abuse and neglect of their community and demanded that the EPA take over administration of the troubled state agency.


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