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**Chlorine leak in vicinity of Dow**

There is a chlorine leak in the vicinity of Dow. LDEQ responders are on the scene and will conduct air monitoring. A power outage was also reported in the vicinity. Residents in the area are advised to follow directions of local emergency officials concerning evacuations or sheltering in place. For information on traffic rerouting in the area, visit the DOTD website.

Discover DEQ - November 2016

What's Inside? Louisiana celebrates its journey to better air quality, LDEQ holds fundraising events in support of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Message from the Secretary,LDEQ' Aquifer Evaluation and Protection Unit identifies water wells hroughout the state, HAZWOPER protects employees,Radiation field holds team training, Environmental Scientist Don Weinell ompletes his journey along the Oregon Trail, DEQ participates in annual Ocean Commation event at LSU, DEQ On The Move, Who's Who At DEQ?

    "'Tis the season to recycle" - Holiday recycling tips from LDEQ

    "'Tis the season to be jolly," but Louisiana, like the rest of the nation, produces more waste in December than any other month. Planning ahead of time can reduce the amount of waste that goes to the landfills, and if you reuse, you can even generate useful items. You can "Be the Solution" and have a more waste-free holiday season by following a few simple tips from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

      Lafayette Consolidated Government to hold Household Chemical and Electronic Waste Day, Dec. 10

      Fourth Amended Declaration of Emergency and Administrative Order - In the Matter of Severe Weather Event of August 12, 2016

      LDEQ, EPA, St. John the Baptist Parish and Denka Performance Elastomer announce schedule for implementation of chloroprene control measures

      Denka Performance Elastomer LLC (DPE) announced today it will institute a series of technical measures aimed at reducing emissions of chloroprene from its LaPlace, La., facility.

      Drinking Water Protection Team to hold community meeting Dec. 1

      Drinking Water Protection Program community meeting on Dec. 1 in Mandeville will provide St. Tammany Parish residents with information on drinking water protection.

      Discover DEQ - ENewsletter - October 2016

        Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation receives $60,000 grant from EPA

        The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $60,000 to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation to help protect and restore urban waters in the New Orleans area. The grant will also support community revitalization and other local priorities.

          Jefferson Parish wins awards from the Water Environment Federation

          Jefferson Parish won several 2016 MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards gold certificates from the Water Environment Federation for the Innovation and Management of their Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) and going above and beyond regulatory requirements.

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