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  • Hazardous Facilities Part 3: Disaster Sparks Change

    November 7, 2013 1:59 AM

    Acadia Parish is home to 264 facilities that store some type of hazardous materials, and like other parishes, those facilities are under the watchful eye of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. "There are a couple of fertilizer plants in the parish," said Lee Hebert, the department's... more »
  • Hazardous Facilities In Acadiana: EPA Compliance Issues

    November 6, 2013 1:14 AM

    Back in April, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas shocked the nation, but it also served as wake up call for some in Acadiana. "Afterwards, we'll watch events like that for things we can learn and do better," said Prescott Marshall, the director of Emergency Management... more »
  • 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 »
  • St.Landry Parish Household Hazardous Waste Day

    November 1, 2012 9:01 AM

    Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held in St. Landry Parish on Saturday, November 3, 2012. The collection will be at St.Landry Parish Recycling Centers from 8am until noon. This event is only for residents in St.Landry Parish. For more info call: 337-942-9576 OR 337-826-5211 or visit: more »
  • Scott Hazardous Waste Day

    September 18, 2011 1:30 PM

    The City of Scott is doing its part to keep the environment clean. The city held a household hazardous waste event Saturday, residents went to the city maintenance building to properly dispose of paint, motor oil, tires and other hazardous materials. The Mayor tells KATC that they are... more »
  • Suspicious Package Partially Shutdown HWY 182

    February 6, 2011 11:22 PM

    Quite a bit of police activity Sunday afternoon along Highway 90 in Broussard. This after a car refused to pull over for a deputy and the occupants of the car began to throw things out of the vehicle along the roadway. Not knowing what the material or what the... more »
  • Ville Platte Man Injured In Hazardous Material Spill

    July 8, 2010 7:05 PM

    This morning at 10:42 a.m., State Police received a telephone call advising of an incident at Louisiana Tank located north of Lake Charles at 4187 Highway 3059. Troopers with the Louisiana State Police Hazardous Materials Unit as well as an agent from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality responded. Preliminary... more »
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Disposal of Hazardous Waste

    May 7, 2010 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A 41-year-old man has pleaded guilty in state court to illegally disposing of hazardous waste. Authorities say Robert Beam, the former owner of Lake Charles-based Chrome Doctor and Chrome Technology, entered the plea to unlawful disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Commissioner Donelon: Chinese Drywall help available

    November 24, 2009 10:34 AM

    Commissioner Donelon Says Help Available For Victims of Chinese Drywall Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon held a press conference today (November 23, 2009) to announce help for home owners whose properties are contaminated with defective Chinese drywall. Donelon said many home owners in Louisiana are vacating their homes after... 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 »

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