Crowd voices concerns with barge cleaning operation
BATON ROUGE- People packed a hearing room at the Department of Environmental Quality Tuesday night, most to voice their opposition to a proposed barge cleaning facility south of LSU along River Road.
People, holding signs with a community-organized social media slogan printed on the front, said they are concerned about the noise and pollution the facility will bring to their neighborhoods. Tubal Cain, the company that is planning the operation, argues concerns are unfounded.
Tuesday's meeting comes a day after a city planning and zoning commission approved re-zoning the land and a day before the entire Metro Council decides on the re-zoning request. Re-zoning the property could cancel the project.
"We're concerned the Tubal Cain emissions will be problematic for us," resident Malcolm Myer said. "We're concerned about the outcome."
The company said it has already invested $4 million in the project.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Governor: Louisiana's unemployed could get additional $300 in federal benefits
Court disqualifies Councilwoman Tara Wicker from mayoral election, appeal planned
Judge signs order halting state from taking further action against restaurant over...
Assumption Schools eagerly welcome students, virtually and in-person, to first day of...
Officer narrowly rescues man in wheelchair from oncoming train