State plans meeting to discuss industrial plans with neighbors
BATON ROUGE - The state will hear from residents who live near a proposed barge cleaning facility in July.
Tubal-Cain Marine Services wants to build its facility near the intersection of Brightside and River Road near the Riverbend and Lake Beau Pre neighborhoods. At the operation, barges will be emptied of residual liquids and gas, then cleaned and pumped into storage tanks, which will store the materials on a temporary basis. Eventually, the materials will be transferred away from the site by trucks.
In a previous WBRZ story about the plans, residents said they were concerned about what the future holds.
"Whatever happens there, we're going to smell it," Riverbend Lakes resident Dennis Mitchell said in February. "We would like to see more information on what they're proposing to do. The information they've given us so far gives us some reason to have concern."
"The facility in our opinion belongs in a more industrial area rather than at the edge of neighborhoods," Mitchell said then.
The state promised to hold a meeting about the situation, and released details of one Friday. A public hearing is set for Tuesday, July 14, 2015, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Oliver Pollock room of the Galvez Building, 602 N. 5th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.
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