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  • Dow chemical gives $1M more to LSU

    July 5, 2014 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Dow chemical is increasing its contributions and donating an additional $1 million to establish a student leadership center at the Patrick F. Taylor Hall for the LSU College of Engineering. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the center will house up to 15 engineering student organizations. In February,... more »
  • Multi-Chem Meeting Scheduled for Tonight

    July 10, 2012 10:42 AM

    Vermilion Parish residents opposed to a Multi-Chem facility moving into their area plan on speaking at the fire department's monthly meeting tonight. The group flat out does not want Multi-Chem in their backyard. They say they worry about the effects it could have on their community. Construction is well... more »
  • Chemical plant burning in Geismar

    March 22, 2012 11:05 AM

    GEISMAR, La. (AP) - State police hazmet units are on the way to a fire at Westlake Vinyls chemical plant on La. Highway 73 in Geismar. Trooper Russell Graham said Thursday that reports of a release of vinyl chloride have been received. St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief James... more »
  • Something in the Water: Part 2

    May 13, 2011 12:09 AM

    Roughly half of all Louisiana lakes, rivers and bayous have a mercury or chemical advisory when it comes to eating fish. But getting people to pay attention to the health risks and following the State's recommendations has its challenges. For many anglers, their favorite past time or lifestyle started... more »
  • Household Chemical Collection Day

    October 20, 2010 7:43 AM

    Household Chemical Collection Day is Saturday, October 30th, from 8a.m. until noon in the Cajun Field parking lot. Anybody who lives in the city of Lafayette, or in the unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish are attend. This collection day is so that residents can properly dispose of household chemicals... more »
  • UPDATE-Chemical Spill in Patterson-Hwy 90 West Reopens

    August 25, 2010 3:42 PM

    UPDATE- Westbound lanes have reopened. The Eastbound lane is still closed. The 18 wheeler was leaking methanol with aluminum chloride onto the Eastbound lane. Once realized what it was they reopened westbound lane. Highway 90 East in Patterson is still closed at this time. ----------------------------------- Sheriff Naquin... more »
  • Experts Recommends Continued Use Of Chemical Dispersant

    June 4, 2010 2:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal panel of about 50 experts is recommending the continued use of chemical dispersants to break up the oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico, despite its harm to plankton, larvae and fish. Panel member Ron Tjeerdema (juh-DEER'-muh) said Friday they decided the animals harmed... more »
  • BP Ordered to use Less Toxic Form of Chemical Dispersant

    May 20, 2010 1:08 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has directed oil giant BP to use a less toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Two Obama administration officials confirmed the order Thursday. Some lawmakers and environmental groups have criticized use of the... more »
  • Toxicologist Calls For Order to Quit Using Chemical Dispersant

    May 17, 2010 3:39 PM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - A marine toxicologist who was a veteran of the Exxon Valdez oil spill and Louisiana fishermen have called for President Barack Obama to order BP PLC to quit using a chemical dispersant in the Gulf of Mexico. Riki Ott, whose livelihood in the fishing industry was... more »
  • State Concerned About BP's Use of Chemical Dispersant

    May 10, 2010 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday that the state is concerned about oil giant BP's use of a chemical dispersant to thin the thousands of gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico following a drilling rig explosion. "They are doing a 24-hour subsea test... more »
  • Robot Shot Chemical Dispersant Into Oil Leak

    May 10, 2010 1:12 PM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A remote-controlled submarine shot a chemical dispersant into the maw of a massive undersea oil leak Monday, further evidence that authorities expect the gusher to keep erupting into the Gulf of Mexico for weeks or more. Crews using the deep-sea robot attempted to... more »
  • DHH & DQ: Protect Yourself From Chemical Exposure

    May 5, 2010 6:12 PM

    The Louisiana departments of Health and Hospitals and Environmental Quality are urging residents as well as oil spill response workers and volunteers to take the proper steps to protect their health from possible exposure to chemical, physical and biological hazards caused by the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.... more »
  • Lafayette Household Chemical Drop-Off Day

    April 15, 2010 4:20 PM

    If you live in the city of Lafayette or in unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish, city-parish government would like you to attend their household chemical drop-off day this Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon at the Cajun Field parking lot. Residents can properly dispose of old household chemicals such as... more »
  • Residents Return Home After Chemical Fire

    April 5, 2010 10:05 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Almost a week after a massive fire in a Denham Springs chemical warehouse drove them out, all families evacuated are being allowed back home. WAFB-TV reports that those affected by the fire at the Coco Resources warehouse would be allowed... more »
  • Chemical Warehouse Fire

    March 31, 2010 1:43 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - The fire that destroyed a southeastern Louisiana chemical warehouse is out but evacuees from nearby homes were being kept away Wednesday while authorities checked hot spots and examined containers of flammable materials that were left intact after the blaze. Authorities wanted to make sure there... more »
  • Household Chemical Collection in Eunice and Opelousas

    November 3, 2009 1:32 PM

    St. Landry Parish will hold its second annual hazardous household waste disposal day Saturday in both Eunice and Opelousas. Hazardous waste such as motor oil, household cleaners and chemicals, pesticides and more will be accepted from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Opelousas Recycling Center at 2717 W. Landry... more »
  • House hold chemical day

    October 29, 2009 10:03 AM

    Lafayette Consolidated Government is giving you a chance to recycle what you may have around the house.LCG will sponsor a household chemical drop off day, Saturday, October 31st from 8 until noon at the Cajun Field parking lot. To participate, you must live in the city of Lafayette or unincorporated... more »

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