On July 10, 2010 a citizen sampler trained by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade took an air sample using the “bucket” while on a boat in Bay Coquette, to the west of Venice, LA. The air sample results show low levels of toluene (1.5 ppb) and chlorobenzene (2.4 ppb), both volatile organic compounds.
(NEW ORLEANS, La.) A new analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency’s BP oil spill air monitoring reveals that the EPA monitoring network, while unprecedented in its scope, has still fallen short of documenting exposure in Louisiana in the days since the oil spill.
This was written in response to an invitation from the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife to participate in an oversight hearing on "Our Natural Resources at Risk: The Short and Long Term Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill".
July 7, 2010 For Immediate Release
Contact: Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452 - 4909
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(Louisiana) New analysis of data from refineries’ accident reports to the state Department of Environmental Quality reveals that 10 of the state’s largest refineries experience a high number of accidents during hurricanes and routine Louisiana storms.
(New Orleans, LA) Local groups today are urging President Obama to make good on his vow to end what the President last Friday termed “cozy relationships” between the oil industry and federal regulators.
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