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Another Calumet Refinery chemical release: Hydrogen sulfide detected in the neighborhood

Contact:
Velma White, President, Residents for Air Neutralization, (318) 218-3328
Anne Rolfes, Founding Director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909

Press Conference:
Where: 2841 Essex Street
When: 10 a.m., December 20, 2011 


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Louisiana’s troubled refineries averaged an accident a day in 2010

Contact: Velma White, Residents for Air Neutralization, 318.218.3328 
Seabell Thomas, Community Empowerment for Change, 225.356.7141
Anne Rolfes, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, 504.452.4909
Lynne Baker, United Steelworkers, lbaker@usw.org


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Surprise inspection of beleaguered Calumet refinery exposes serious problems

Joint press release from Residents for Air Neutralization (Shreveport) and Louisiana Bucket Brigade: 


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Refineries and fenceline neighbors vulnerable as tropical storm bears down on Gulf Coast

Communities asked to report problems to Crisis Map

NEW ORLEANS -- Tropical Storm Lee’s projected path across southern Louisiana is a warning to all refineries and nearby residents throughout the state. Refineries’ own reports show they are vulnerable during storms of this magnitude:


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MESSAGE TO BOEMRE: Intensify oversight and prevent oil industry accidents

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans residents are today delivering a message outside of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE): intensify oversight and prevent oil industry accidents.


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Three refineries report accidents caused by Lee: Lack of storm preparedness an ongoing concern

NEW ORLEANS – The oil industry’s lack of preparedness for rain and storms was evident over the Labor Day weekend, as five of the state’s 17 refineries reported accidents. Four of the accidents were specifically attributed to Tropical Storm Lee.


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Workers offer an inside look at petrochemical industry's lack of preparedness for hurricane season

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Bucket Brigade recently spoke with several members of the  United Steelworkers who work at some of the state’s refineries and chemical plants about their e


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Impacted communities demand industry get serious about emergency preparedness

Press Conference: The Louisiana Bucket Brigade is hosting a press conference to discuss storm-related accidents June 1, 2011 (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Community Empowerment for Change, 3776 Baton Rouge Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA, 70805. Call Anna Hrybyk, (504) 312-1737, for more information.


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Thousands of oil and gas wells and pits to be flooded: No clear plans from industry, state or federal government about preparation or cleanup

Map of affected oil and gas infrastructure to be presented at two press opportunities:
Baton Rouge – Press conference at 10:30 a.m., steps of the Capitol Building
New Orleans – Media availability from 9:30-11 a.m., 4226 Canal Street


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Little information provided about facilities' emergency procedures during flooding

NEW ORLEANS, La. – As communities in South Louisiana brace for the flood waters from the Mississippi River, refineries and chemical facilities are doing the same.

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