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  • Experts Say Study Finding High Levels of Arsenic in Rice is Nothing New

    September 19, 2012 8:55 PM

    A new study released Wednesday by "Consumer Reports" found high levels of arsenic in rice and rice products. "Consumer Reports" suggests that the FDA should regulate how much rice a person should consume. But is this cause for alarm? Experts at the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station said no. ... more »
  • Water line to be built for arsenic-ridden residents

    September 28, 2011 11:41 PM

    It's been seven months since some St. Landry Parish residents found high levels of arsenic in their water. On Wednesday, those residents found out they'll finally be getting a water line. "The majority of us either buy our water or have kids in town and just get it from... more »
  • "Drink rain water," man says after arsenic scare

    March 25, 2011 11:33 PM

    Nearly 200 homes in St. Landry Parish have clean water for the first time since they discovered high levels of arsenic in their well water. They say it's just a short-term fix until they have a pipe built but there could be more options. On Friday, it was a... more »
  • St. Landry arsenic scare finds short term fix; Permanent fix "lacks funding"

    March 23, 2011 11:54 PM

    An arsenic scare outside Melville nearly caused St. Landry Parish to declare a state of emergency. As we told you last week, more than 100 residents found high levels of arsenic in their water. Wednesday night, parish and state officials say they've found a solution but residents say more can... more »
  • High levels of arsenic found in some St. Landry wells

    March 18, 2011 11:38 PM

    The water supply in part of St. Landry Parish is being tested for arsenic. It comes after one person became ill and doctors say found high levels of the toxin in her body, as well as in the water supply. However, residents say nothing is being done about it. ... more »
  • Greenpeace: High Arsenic, Mercury Levels in Sludge

    October 8, 2010 8:52 AM

    VIENNA (AP) - Greenpeace is warning of "surprisingly high" levels of arsenic and mercury in the red sludge that seeped out of a burst reservoir in Hungary and has devastated the surrounding area. The activists say samples taken Tuesday in the town of Kolontar showed 110 milligrams of arsenic and... more »

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