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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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