MONROE - The city of Monroe will be adding extra chlorine to its water next month as part of statewide precautions against an amoeba that has killed three people in Louisiana. The free chlorine burn will start around Nov. 12 and last about 60 days. It's a precaution against Naegleria... more »
EDGARD, LA - As the St. John the Baptist Parish government continues trying to eradicate a potentially fatal brain-damaging amoeba from a portion of its water system, the St. John School Board has declared a state of emergency. The declaration allows the school system to bypass public bid laws to... more »
BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals is requiring all water systems in Louisiana to raise the disinfectant levels.
The emergency rule is an attempt to flush out an amoeba that has appeared in two of the state's water systems.
The amoeba was first detected in... more »
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a chlorine gas leak at an Arkansas poultry plant last year that sickened nearly 200 people occurred because a worker couldn't read English. The CDC said in a report released Thursday that a Spanish-speaking worker at the Tyson... more »