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  • Audit: More than $77,000 missing from Hammond landfill

    February 21, 2017 7:55 AM

    HAMMOND - A state financial report says more than $77,000 is missing from a public landfill in Tangipahoa Parish, and auditors suspect a former manager of taking the money. An audit by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office says about $49,000 in dumping fee collections are missing from the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • Gunfire outside Sorrento landfill escalates environmental fight Play Video

    January 17, 2017 12:32 AM

    SORRENTO- As workers entered the BFI Colonial Landfill on Highway 70 Monday morning, witnesses say a woman shot her gun in the air after yelling at them. A short time later Ascension Parish Sheriff deputies arrested Genie LeBlanc, 62, charging her with a misdemeanor offense. LeBlanc was on her... more »
  • Residents against landfill expansion in Sorrento Play Video

    January 3, 2017 6:29 PM

    SORRENTO – A controversial landfill is up for discussion in Sorrento Tuesday night. The BFI Colonial Landfill is trying to renew a permit and apply for a football field-sized expansion. However, residents who live close to the landfill are not happy with the proposed expansion. One resident, Tony... more »
  • Debris trucks causing extra stink in quiet community Play Video

    September 1, 2016 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents in north Baton Rouge are just about fed up with the debris clean-up. Residents along New Rafe Mayor Road say their once quiet community has gotten noisy and smelly and a nearby landfill is to blame. The city-parish says it's picked up about 200,000 cubic... more »
  • Long lines at landfill delays debris pickup Play Video

    August 24, 2016 7:49 PM

    L IVINGSTON – Some may be wondering why that pile of storm debris is still sitting in front of homes. One reason is that it is taking longer just getting it to the landfill. Piles of debris, some six feet tall, line the street in Denham Springs and causing a... more »
  • Parish, DEQ officials to discuss shredded tires issue

    August 25, 2015 10:42 AM

    AMITE- A plan is being put together on how to handle the millions of pounds of shredded tires at the Tangipahoa Parish landfill, according to an attorney involved in talks with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. Attorney Beau Brock told the council Monday that he is continuing to meet... more »
  • Tangipahoa Parish, DEQ officials to discuss shredded tires issue

    July 24, 2015 5:39 PM

    AMITE- Tangipahoa Parish Council members and officials with the Louisiana Department of Environmental will meet soon to discuss issues with the use of shredded tires at the parish-run landfill. The DEQ has issued a compliance order and notice of potential penalty. The compliance order requires the parish to address a... more »
  • State orders closure of a landfill in Shreveport

    September 17, 2014 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Department of Environmental Quality, working with the State Fire Marshal's Office, has ordered the shutdown of a Shreveport landfill where long-burning fires have been a problem for years. Tuesday's order requires Harrelson Material Management Inc. to cease landfill operations at its construction and demolition landfill on... more »
  • Company ordered to close Shreveport landfill

    August 8, 2014 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State environmental regulators have ordered Harrelson Materials Management Inc. to extinguish fires at its Shreveport landfill and ultimately close the landfill. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Peggy Hatch signed the order Thursday and approved a fire mitigation plan that focuses on extinguishing fires that have plagued... more »
  • City's lawsuit against dump dismissed

    July 21, 2014 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city's fight to try and block an ndustrial waste landfill in north Baton Rouge is over. A judge dismissed the lawsuit over the permit for Louisiana Land Acquisitions to operate, saying the city failed to formally raise its issues when the Department of Environmental Quality... more »

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