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  • 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 »
  • Dangerous gas encountered at sinkhole vent well

    November 20, 2012 6:01 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Workers setting up a vent well near an Assumption Parish sinkhole encountered a dangerous gas and shut down operations, according to the parish police jury. They said the workers drilled the well into the top of a salt dome near the sinkhole, and began venting it... more »
  • Expanded deal over FEMA trailer fumes worth $37.5M

    May 30, 2012 3:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An expanded class-action settlement agreement calls for around two dozen companies that manufactured trailers distributed by the government after hurricanes Katrina and Rita to pay a total of $37.5 million to resolve claims that Gulf Coast residents were exposed to dangerous fumes while living in them. The... more »
  • LSU professor gets $11M research grant

    September 17, 2011 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An LSU chemistry professor has been awarded an $11 million federal grant to further the LSU Superfund Research Center's studies on tiny particles left after toxic waste is burned. Barry Dellinger says these "environmentally persistent free radicals" are essentially incomplete molecules that remain in the environment for... more »
  • DEQ counters Baton Rouge's high toxicity ranking

    March 2, 2011 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Forbes Magazine report ranked Baton Rouge the fifth most toxic city in the nation but the Department of Environmental Quality thinks otherwise. Rodney Mallett with DEQ said that report was misleading and didn't provided enough information. The report compiled 2009 data from five separate... more »
  • Toxic tower damaged on 9/11 finally coming down

    January 9, 2011 12:03 PM

    NEW YORK- A 41-story building in New York City that has been shrouded in black netting ever since it was badly damaged in the World Trade Center attack is finally almost gone. Nearly a decade after the terror attack, the former Deutsche Bank building is down from 41 stories... more »

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