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  • Evacuees Return Home Only for Minutes

    August 5, 2013 11:41 PM

    The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office has suspended escorting residents into their homes. Early Monday afternoon, residents were allowed to go home for less than 10 minutes to pick up prescription medications, pets, and clothes. Not going home wasn't an option for the Wiltz family. Like many, they had... more »
  • DEQ: Ozone Season

    May 2, 2013 8:11 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Ozone Advance Program. This program encourages expeditious emission reductions in ozone attainment areas to help these areas continue to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone. For more info visit:
  • 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 »
  • DEQ investigates benzene spill at ExxonMobil BR

    June 22, 2012 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - ExxonMobil says the benzene release June 14 at its chemical plant in Baton Rouge was far bigger than the 10 pounds reported then, and could be as much as 28,700 pounds. That estimate is in a required report to the state Department of Environmental Quality... more »
  • DEQ investigates illegal dumping in Jeff Davis

    January 6, 2012 11:15 AM

    Illegal dumping is being investigated in Jefferson Davis Parish by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's Criminal Investigation Division and Emergency Response division. Around January 3rd or 4th, five 55-gallon drums of used motor oil and off-road diesel were allegedly thrown into a ditch on the west side of... more »
  • DEQ Announcement

    September 2, 2011 9:50 AM

    An Evangeline Parish jury convicted Joseph L. Jones, 57, on 15 of 15 felony counts and Plaisance Development Corporation (PDC), his company, on 15 of 15 felony counts for knowing violations of the Louisiana Water Control Law. Jones is the president and chairman of the board of Plaisance Development Corporation,... 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 »
  • Oil Spill Seeping into Crowley Waterways

    May 29, 2011 7:03 PM

    In Acadia Parish, crews are working to cleanup an oil spill in Crowley. The oil began spilling yesterday from an oil storage tank near the intersection of Standard Mill Road and Highway 13. That oil has made it's way through drainage canals and into nearby Bayou Blanc. Area... more »
  • Reminder: Burning your trash is ILLEGAL

    January 5, 2011 4:30 PM

    A reminder tonight from the DEQ, open burning is prohibited in Louisiana. If you have a trash pile and burn household waste, construction debris or anything other than vegetative matter, you could pay a fine. Some materials that should NEVER be burned are: • Plastic and other synthetic materials • Tires... more »
  • DEQ Arrests Opelousas Man For Alleged Violations of Environmental Permits in St. Landry Parish

    July 23, 2010 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today, investigators with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Criminal Investigation Division arrested an Opelousas man on 12 felony charges involving criminal violations of Plaisance Development Corporation's water discharge permits in St. Landry Parish. The president of Plaisance Development Corporation, Joseph L. Jones, 58, operates six wastewater... more »
  • Opelousas man arrested in illegal dumping case

    February 19, 2010 6:21 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The director of a company that operates several wastewater treatment facilities in Louisiana has been arrested on charges he allowed untreated wastewater to be illegally dumped. The state Department of Environmental Quality said 57-year-old Joseph L. Jones, of Opelousas, faces 12 felony charges involving alleged violations... more »
  • Louisiana DEQ To Make Decision On St. Mary Salt Dome

    February 1, 2010 6:45 PM

    In St. Mary Parish, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will host a public hearing next month on a proposal to store natural gas in the Cote Blanche salt dome. Henry Gas Storage is moving through the permit process necessary to construct four caverns in the dome. Each cavern could... more »

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