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News Release Archives

DEQ cancels and will reschdule Emergency Response Workshop in Lake Charles 09/04/12
Declaration Of Emergency and Administrative Order - Hurricane Isaac 08/27/12
Caddo Parish Sewage Treatment Plant Operator Arrested in San Diego County, California

On Wednesday, members of the San Diego Regional Fugitive Taskforce arrested a Caddo Parish sewage treatment plant operator on 19 felony violations of Louisiana's Water Control Law.

08/17/12
Declaration of Emergency & Administrative Order - Low River Stages of Mississippi River 08/17/12
DEQ to present Emergency Response Workshops

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Enviroschool Program will present free workshops on Emergency Response in August and September. These workshops will provide an overview of the activities and role of the DEQ's Emergency Response Division. They will include what happens when there is an emergency situation, DEQ's role and response during emergencies, procedures concerning reporting complaints and spills and information about DEQ's Single Point of Contact line.

08/16/12
Crosstex Butane Cavern Shows Little-to-no Threat to Slurry Hole Area

The departments of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources have reviewed Crosstex Entergy Services' updated risk management plan for its storage cavern in Assumption Parish. Both agencies agree with Crosstex's calculations that the cavern poses little-to-no threat to the population near where a slurry hole appeared in early August.

08/16/12
Delaware Company Fined For Unlawful Discharges of Oil in Jefferson Parish

Cedyco Corporation ordered to cease all operations in Louisiana and divest itself of its Hydrocarbon business interests in the state. A Delaware company was fined $557,000 for negligently discharging oil into the bayous of Jefferson Parish, La., the Department of Justice announced. Cedyco Corporation, headquartered in Houston, was sentenced today in federal court in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

08/15/12
First set of NORM samples in Assumption Parish show no detectable levels

Readings from monitoring equipment indicated there were no detectable levels for naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) on the surface of a slurry hole in Assumption Parish. Scientists from the Department of Environmental Quality began executing a sampling plan today.

08/09/12