DEQ is proud of Louisiana air quality achieving EPA's highest standard
Posted on 5/3/2018 2:16:00 PM.

Louisiana now meets the highest standard of air quality according to EPA standards. Governor John Bel Edwards says the success is the result of notable increases in air quality in the Baton Rouge area parishes. DEQ Environmental Scientist Vivian Aucoin says its great news for quality of life in the Bayou State.

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American Creosote Deridder could become a Superfund National Priorities Site
Posted on 7/31/2017 12:57:00 PM.

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has proposed adding the American Creosote Deridder, an environmentally contaminated site in Deridder, to the Superfund National Priorities Site. Greg Langley with the state Department of Environmental Quality says once this Beauregard Parish site is added to the list, it’s in line to receive federal funding that can go towards cleanup efforts.

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LSU wins GameDay Recycling Challenge competition
Posted on 1/26/2016 4:32:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
LSU got first place in a competition to see which college could gather the most recycled trash during a home football game in the 2015 season. In the GameDay Recycling challenge, LSU led the nation with 86,400 pounds total recycling.
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Congressman Fleming says Camp Minden cleanup to move forward, despite cost concerns
Posted on 5/22/2015 12:36:00 PM.
Fourth district Congressman John Fleming's office says the Environmental Protection Agency will move forward with the disposal of 15-million pounds of M6 propellant stored at Camp Minden in Webster Parish. Fleming was concerned about a delay, because the EPA is seeking an additional 8-million dollars from Louisiana for oversight costs.
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EPA approves incineration method of disposal of M6 at Camp Minden
Posted on 5/8/2015 1:40:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The EPA has approved the Louisiana Military Department's recommended incineration method of disposal of the 15 million pounds of M6 propellant at Camp Minden. Representative Gene Reynolds says this is a victory for the community who had strong objections to the original plan of the federal government to conduct and open burn to get rid of the explosives.
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EPA agrees to delay burning of M6 propellant at Camp Minden for 90 days
Posted on 1/16/2015 1:02:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Minden Representative Gene Reynolds says the EPA has agreed to delay the open tray burn of the M6 propellant at Camp Minden for at least 90 days. He says they also have now said they would support any decision on an alternative method to get rid of the explosives by the DEQ and the National Guard.
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Concern over new EPA regulations
Posted on 8/7/2013 4:09:00 AM.
The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry says the state will lose jobs and energy prices will rise if the EPA's proposed ozone standards are enacted. The EPA is considering new regulations that will require the state to lower ozone pollution. LABI President Stephen Waguespack says a National Association of Manufacturers report indicates the regulations would hurt the state's booming economy.
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