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Remediation completed at Bayou Trepagnier in St. Charles Parish

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has announced the completion of remediation on a large segment of Bayou Trepagnier in St. Charles Parish.

01/20/12
DEQ, partners celebrate air quality milestone

Today, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and its partners celebrated the redesignation of the five parish area around Baton Rouge from nonattainment to attainment for the air pollutant ozone. EPA's redesignation means it is changing Baton Rouge's status from out of attainment to attainment.

01/19/12
Rapides Parish man pleads guilty to illegal disposal of wastes

Yesterday, a Rapides parish contractor admitted in 9th Judicial District Court to illegally disposing of wastes. Walter Monroe Smith, Sr., 62, of Pineville and owner of Rapides Roofing and Home Repair, pled guilty to two separate felony counts of illegally disposing of wastes that endangered or could have endangered human life or health.

01/18/12
City of Alexandria, DEQ, DHH, LMA, LDAF and LA Rural Water Host Municipal Environmental Conference 01/06/12
DEQ investigating illegal dumping of oil in Jefferson Davis Parish

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality's Criminal Investigation Division and Emergency Response are investigating the illegal dumping of oil in Jefferson Davis Parish. On or about Jan. 3 or 4, five 55-gallon drums of used motor oil and off-road diesel were thrown into a ditch on the west side of Lyons Road near East Grand Marais Ditch. Two of the drums were dumped into the East Grand Marais ditch. About six five-gallon buckets of an unknown oily substance were also dumped.

01/06/12
City of Pineville sentenced in illegal discharge case

The city of Pineville was sentenced today in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana in Alexandria, stemming from an illegal discharge from a pumping station that occurred in September 2008. The city entered a guilty plea back in October 2011.

01/04/12
DEQ requires payment of more than $2,780,000 in penalties, funding for Beneficial Environmental Projects

Over the past year, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has required payment of more than $2,780,000 in penalties and funding for Beneficial Environmental Projects throughout the state.

01/03/12