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Calumet power outage causes chemical release in neighborhoods: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality confirms emissions

SHREVEPORT, La. – Yesterday at about 5:30 p.m., Velma White noticed a huge flare and smoke at Calumet Lubricants that lasted more than five hours and penetrated the air inside of people’s living rooms.


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Groups request EPA review of parish and Chalmette Refining’s emergency response procedures

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Citing contradictions between Chalmette Refining’s Material Safety Data Sheet and officials’ public statements, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade and St.


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ExxonMobil's Chalmette Refining Dumps 1 Ton of Catalyst on Community: Another Accident for the Beleaguered Oil Industry

CHALMETTE, La. – Around 2 a.m. on Labor Day, ExxonMobil’s Chalmette Refining released an estimated ton of catalyst over St. Bernard Parish, resulting in a fine powder-like substance as far away as the Lower Ninth Ward.


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Another oil industry accident in the Gulf: Troubling industry trend of accidents continues

NEW ORLEANS – News coming from Louisiana's Gulf Coast Thursday morning report a platform 90 miles from Vermilion Bay exploded. While initial reports say the 13 crew members are all accounted for, the accident offers another example of the oil industry’s questionable safety record.


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Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina a reminder of oil industry’s lack of emergency preparedness

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is a reminder of the devastating Murphy Oil spill in St. Bernard Parish even as communities continue to deal with the effects of the BP oil spill.


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Warning signs at beaches taken down though oil lingers

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Two universities have contested recent government reports that claimed most of the oil left from the BP spill poses no threat to humans and wildlife. Scientists at the University of Georgia claim that nearly three quarters of the oil remains hidden beneath the surface.


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Louisiana refineries' emergency preparedness called into question: Reports show cause for concern as Danielle hits Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, La. – As rain from Tropical Depression Danielle hits southeastern Louisiana, the state’s residents brace for a heavy dose of pollution from the 17 oil refineries.


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Oil sightings continue along Gulf Coast despite federal assurances of safety: Beach goers at Dauphin Island swim into a patch of oil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2010
Contact: Anne Rolfes, Founding Director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909
Beach Goers at Dauphin Island Swim into a Patch of Oil


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As officials downplay effects, reports to Oil Spill Crisis Map continue

August 4, 2010 For Immediate Release
Contact: Anne Rolfes, founding director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909
As Officials Downplay Effects,
Reports to Oil Spill Crisis Map Continue
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Despite newly released government estimates claiming 75


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