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  • 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 »
  • State health officials issue warning on Calcasieu fish

    November 17, 2016 10:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health and environmental officials are warning against eating catfish and crab fat from parts of Bayou D'Inde and the Calcasieu Ship Channel in southwestern Louisiana. The same warning, issued Thursday, also suggests limiting consumption of other fish and shellfish from those areas to two meals per... more »
  • EPA: High toxic metal levels after mine spill

    August 13, 2015 2:27 PM

    DURANGO, Colo. - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says significant progress is being made as water quality appears to be improving in a major Southwest river system that was contaminated by millions of gallons of toxic mine sludge. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Thursday that the... more »
  • Baton Rouge company among 10 getting federal contract

    January 9, 2015 9:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Pentagon says a Baton Rouge company is among 10 around the country which will get work cleaning up toxic, hazardous and radioactive waste for the federal government. A news release Thursday says CB&I Federal Services LLC was also among 10 applying for the work over the... more »
  • Toxic letters sent to Bloomberg from Shreveport

    May 29, 2013 7:42 PM

    SHREVEPORT- Officials say two threatening letters sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin and were postmarked May 20 from Shreveport. New York City police said Wednesday the anonymous letters were opened Friday in New York at the city's mail facility and Sunday... more »

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