The iWitness Pollution Map allows concerned citizens or other eyewitnesses to report accidents at oil refineries and chemical plants. The map also displays National Response Center (NRC) reports of chemical accidents in the state of Louisiana and the surrounding Gulf of Mexico waters.
Highlights from the iWitness Map in April’13!
442 reports were made to the iWitness Pollution Map; industry reported 210 accidents to the National Response Center.
Over 130 residents in the greater New Orleans area reported their location, odor observation, and health effects during a refinery accident in Chalmette.
23 Shreveport reports described odors, flares, and health effects associated with Calumet Lubricants refinery
17 reports from Baton Rouge described funky odors and associated health effects.