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  • Cleanup Underway at Old Marine Shale Processors

    March 14, 2013 6:23 PM

    In Saint Mary Parish, hazardous waste removal and demolition is underway at the old Marine Shale Processors site. It's located in Amelia, near Morgan City. Clean up crews have had their equipment in place since early February. Marine Shale Processors took over the site in 1984. At first,... more »
  • State, nonprofits plan derelict crab trap cleanup

    February 8, 2012 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has set dates for cleaning abandoned crab traps from waterways in St. Bernard, Plaquemines and Terrebonne parishes. The department and conservation groups are also calling for volunteers to haul out the traps, protecting blue crabs and improving safety... more »
  • Crowley Oil Spill Update

    June 18, 2011 11:11 PM

    An update on that oil spill in Crowley we told you about last month. According to the Department of Environmental Quality, some eight thousand gallons of oil have been picked up since a leak at an oil storage tank. The D.E.Q also reports that there are no longer... more »
  • Cleanup Begins on Crowley Oil Spill

    May 30, 2011 8:26 PM

    In Acadia Parish, crews are cleaning up an oil spill in Crowley. The oil started spilling Saturday from a storage tank near the intersection of West Mill Street and South Western Avenue. Oil has already made its way through drainage canals and into Bayou Blanc. Contractors were hired... more »
  • Coast Guard: Oil Cleanup Should be Scaled Back

    February 12, 2011 10:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The cleanup of oiled beaches along the Gulf of Mexico has reached a point where crews, heavy equipment and thorough scrubbing can cause more damage to the ecosystem than good, the Coast Guard said Friday. Birds, sea turtles, fish and other species are more likely to... more »
  • Coast Guard: Oil cleanup should be scaled back

    February 11, 2011 8:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The cleanup of oiled beaches along the Gulf of Mexico has reached a point where crews, heavy equipment and thorough scrubbing can cause more damage to the ecosystem than good, the Coast Guard said Friday. Birds, sea turtles, fish and other species are more likely to... more »
  • Cleanup of Oil-Tainted Gulf Coast Nears End

    December 30, 2010 9:56 PM

    EAST GRAND TERRE ISLAND, La. (AP) - Dig 2 feet into the sand on this wind-swept beach and up comes the foul smell of oil. The unmistakable whiff of crude eight months after the BP spill is one of the last in-your-face reminders of the long, tainted summer on the... more »
  • LDWF to Duck Hunters: Watch for Spill Cleanup

    November 11, 2010 6:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries warns duck hunters to watch out for oil spill cleanup work. Duck season runs Nov. 13 through Jan. 30. The department says the Coast Guard and spill response workers will start work late this weekend to reduce crowding at... more »
  • Neighborhood Cleanup Day Planned for Lafayette

    October 11, 2010 6:25 PM

    This weekend, Lafayette residents will have the opportunity to clean up their homes and neighborhoods in a community-wide event. The "Community Pride" Neighborhood Clean-Up Day will be held this Saturday. The Clean-Up Day is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents of the city and unincorporated areas of the... more »
  • Wages Earned By Spill Cleanup Will Not Be Subtracted From Claims

    September 21, 2010 4:48 PM

    The administrator of the fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster says he will waive a requirement that wages earned by spill cleanup workers be subtracted from their claims of lost revenue. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is doling out the $20 billion fund that BP set... more »
  • Continued Concern About Long-Term Oil Cleanup Efforts

    September 21, 2010 3:33 PM

    BAY JIMMY, La. (AP) - Cleanup crews on fishing boats outfitted with giant vacuum devices sucked up pools of oil from the blackened edge of a small Louisiana barrier island Tuesday as the head of the federal oil spill response looked on. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft toured coastal... more »
  • BP fund czar: No deduction for spill cleanup wages

    September 20, 2010 9:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The administrator of the fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster says he will waive a requirement that wages earned by spill cleanup workers be subtracted from their claims of lost revenue. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is doling out the $20 billion fund... more »
  • New Chief Plans to Cleanup NOPD, City Crime

    August 23, 2010 6:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man charged with cleaning up both the New Orleans Police Department and the city's violent crime has a plan and a warning for his officers - "if you lie, you die." In the wake an investigation that left 18 current or former officers facing federal... more »
  • Months of Contention Over the Deployment of Equipment to Cleanup Oil

    August 13, 2010 3:50 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal and coastal Louisiana officials say they're moving toward an agreement that could end months of contention with federal authorities over the deployment of equipment to cleanup oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Friday's announcement came after Jindal and other parish leaders met in... more »
  • Local Governments: We Want More Say in Oil Cleanup

    July 29, 2010 9:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The presidents of seven coastal parishes and other local officials say the Coast Guard and BP have banded together and ignored them, and they want a change. Even though the well is capped, there's still a great need to protect wildlife, waters and fisheries, restore the... more »
  • Gulf Cleanup will Change Once Oil Stops For Good

    July 29, 2010 8:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The government's point man for the Gulf spill plans to meet with coastal parish officials Thursday to talk about what's next now that the oil has stopped flowing. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said crews are having trouble finding patches of the crude that had... more »
  • BP Cleanup Worker From Acadiana Is Missing

    July 26, 2010 6:13 PM

    Tonight a BP cleanup worker from Acadiana is missing. Deputies in Grand Isle are looking for Brandon Mouton of Eunice. He was last seen Thursday morning at eight on a barge. The Coast Guard says they've stopped searching because it's being classified as a missing person because... more »
  • Oil Cleanup Brings Strangers, Tension to Towns

    July 26, 2010 6:52 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The women of Grand Isle are nervous. Used to be, they say, they could walk the streets of their beachside town alone, getting a little exercise after the hottest part of the day or setting out the trash after midnight. Now, a waitress won't let... more »
  • TOXIC VAPORS IN OIL CLEANUP AREAS AT 20-72 TIMES HIGHER THAN EPA RECCOMENDED LEVELS

    July 22, 2010 11:34 AM

    Gulf Oil Disaster Recovery Attorney Stuart Smith, representing commercial fishermen, environmental groups, public entities and businesses throughout the Gulf Coast states impacted by the DEEPWATER HORIZON catastrophe issued the following statement with toxicologist Dr. William Sawyer: "The EPA is showing toluene and benzene levels appearing 20 to 30 times... more »
  • Messy Cleanup of BP Oil Spill Damages the Gulf

    July 21, 2010 8:52 AM

    FOURCHON BEACH, La. (AP) - The 5,600 vessels taking part in the oil spill operation on the Gulf of Mexico make up the largest fleet assembled since the Allied invasion of Normandy, according to the Coast Guard. Hordes of helicopters, bulldozers, Army trucks, ATVs, barges, dredges, airboats, workboats, cleanup crews,... more »
  • Oil Spill Cleanup Worker Arrested For Alleged Slaying

    July 15, 2010 1:01 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd says Texas authorities have picked up an oil spill cleanup worker wanted in a local slaying. Byrd tells The Mississippi Press that Lorenzo Sam was arrested Monday night on a barge south of Petit Bois Island. Byrd says Sam was... more »
  • "BP Makes Me Sick"

    July 9, 2010 6:35 PM

    Those who were sent to help with the cleanup efforts in the Gulf, now need help themselves. Thousands of workers are face to face with the oil spill every day, skimming it off the water, cleaning animals and laying boom. About 1,500 of those workers have complained about feeling sick... more »
  • Cleanup For The Spill Has Been Landlocked For More Than A Week

    July 5, 2010 4:27 PM

    PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) - Across a wide stretch of the Gulf of Mexico, the cleanup of the region's worst-ever oil spill has been essentially landlocked for more than a week, leaving skimmers stuck close to shore. Last week, the faraway Hurricane Alex idled the skimming fleet off Alabama, Florida... more »
  • Rough Weather Curtails Some Gulf Cleanup Work

    July 4, 2010 3:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Cleanup crews across the Gulf of Mexico surveyed damage done by last week's hurricane while contending Sunday with choppy seas that idled many of the boats dedicated to keeping oil from hitting vulnerable beaches and marshes. Offshore skimming vessels were able to operate in Louisiana waters,... more »
  • Volunteers Ready but Left Out of Spill Cleanup

    July 2, 2010 5:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP and the Obama administration face mounting complaints that they are ignoring foreign offers of equipment and making little use of the fishing boats and volunteers available to help clean up what may now be the biggest spill ever in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast... more »
  • Cleanup Ships Idled as Storms Rattle Gulf Region

    June 29, 2010 11:02 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The crashing waves and gusting winds churned up by now Hurricane Alex put the Gulf oil spill largely in Mother Nature's hands Tuesday. Regardless of whether the storm makes things worse or even better, it has turned many people fighting the spill into spectators. Oil-scooping... more »
  • Tropical Storm Could Disrupt Oil Spill Cleanup

    June 28, 2010 8:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tropical Storm Alex steamed across the Gulf of Mexico on Monday on a path that could keep it away from BP's busted well but could still stir up heavy winds, rain and choppy seas that drive the oil deeper inland and bring much of the cleanup... more »
  • New Gulf Spill Cleanup Head Says Job is to Listen

    June 23, 2010 11:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man who inherited the Gulf oil spill response from BP's embattled CEO said Wednesday that Americans have been too quick to blame his company for the environmental disaster now in its third month. "I'm somewhat concerned there is a bit of a rush to justice... more »
  • Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Czar

    June 18, 2010 10:49 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's point man charting a new future for the oil-poisoned Gulf Coast will do the job part-time. Some environmentalists said the job demands someone's full attention. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who oversees 900,000 Navy and Marine personnel, is inheriting an amorphous second job as the... more »
  • Cleanup Crews Must Battle Oil - and Heat, Humidity

    June 15, 2010 6:31 AM

    BAY JIMMY, La. (AP) - In the oil-fouled marshes of the Mississippi River delta, the sizzling high-noon heat beats down like a fist. There's hardly a breeze to stir the reeds dotted across the tea colored water, but Allen Sreiy is covered from the chin down by a white plastic... more »
  • 'Flotels' Await Oil Spill Cleanup Workers on Gulf

    June 1, 2010 7:43 AM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The 40-foot-long corrugated steel boxes, resembling oversized white shipping containers, are stacked two high and three wide atop a barge at Port Fourchon, the oil industry's hub on the Gulf of Mexico. The words "Martin Quarters" painted in black offer the only clue that they're... more »
  • Seven Oil Cleanup Workers Hospitalized

    May 27, 2010 11:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Seven oil cleanup workers remained hospitalized Thursday after they reported dizziness, severe headaches and nausea while working on boats in Louisiana coastal waters. West Jefferson Medical Center spokeswoman Taslin Alfonso said doctors believe the likely cause is chemical irritation and dehydration from long hours working in... more »
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Training for Offshore Oil Cleanup

    May 5, 2010 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) began a series of training classes on Tuesday, May 4, for employees involved with the onshore cleanup operations resulting from the Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion on April 20, 2010. Employees attended a four-hour “Post Emergency Spilled Oil... more »
  • 500 Temporary Oil Spill Cleanup Jobs

    May 3, 2010 3:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The state labor department has begun taking applications for 500 temporary oil spill cleanup jobs. The Louisiana Workforce Commission is taking the applications for Advanced Industrial Services/GCPG Services International. The company is hiring for duties that include debris removal and placement of protective boom along shorelines.... more »
  • Road Closure: Opelousas derailment cleanup

    February 17, 2010 11:36 AM

    Beginning Thursday, February 18, 2010, LA 749 will be closed for derailment cleanup, approximately 0.3 of a mile North of US 190 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Work is expected to last 2 days daylight hours only, weather permitting. The detour will consist of... more »

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