Lafayette Mayor-President releases Emergency Order to relieve residents of toxic landfill

Posted at 5:15 PM, Dec 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-24 18:53:59-05

SCOTT — Lafayette's Mayor-President Josh Guillory released today an Emergency Order to reduce the pollution affecting Scott residents that live near a private landfill.

Lafayette Consolidated Government's release says that the spontaneous combustion of materials from the landfill has been releasing toxins since December 3rd.

According to LCG spokesperson, this new emergency order will allow the parish to help the residents nearby because of the state's lack of efforts to do so.

Here's the full Emergency Order:

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