The Lafayette Public Works Department decides to sand and salt major river crossings in Lafayette. Tuesday morning around 4 a.m. the bridges on Camillia Boulevard, Surry Street (by the airport) and East University will receive a layer of sand and salt on the bridge to prevent the bridges from icing... more »
A sinkhole in Assumption Parish is raising concerns in Acadiana. Crews are digging wells near a four-acre sinkhole beneath Bayou Corne. The wells are being sued to vent and investigate natural gas trapped below the salt brining facility.
Louisiana Senator Fred Mills said in light of this incident, he... more »
SALT/TRIAD Committee presents Senior Survival Day at Lafayette's Southside Library. The event takes place on March 21st, 2012, from 9 am - 3 pm. This session is for seniors that would like to get information on legal issues, identity theft, resources available and fitness.
For more info call: 337-981-1028... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Natural Resources' Office of Conservation is holding a meeting Thursday to discuss the problem of salt water intrusion into the Baton Rouge area's ground water. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Office of Conservation building in Baton... more »
Recent heavy rain has helped push out salt water that had been creeping north from the Gulf of Mexico and threatened the salt-sensitive rice crop in southwest Louisiana, where many farmers depend on surface water from canals to irrigate their fields. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/zu6Efm ) that figures from... more »
A half-dozen dangerous chemicals sold as fake bath salts and plant food have been outlawed by emergency order in Louisiana, where anyone convicted of selling them will face penalties equivalent to those for selling heroin, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Thursday. The powders - sold under such names as White Lightning,... more »
The Cargill salt mine in Avery Island remains down at this hour after a piece of equipment malfunctioned. A spokesman says the hoist that brings the salt up from below the mine got damaged. Because that opening is one of the safety evacuation routes, the mine was closed around nine... more »
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 »