Author Archives: Louisiana Bucket Brigade

St. Rose Community Ready for a Change

Ashley Hubbard is LABB’s newest Petroleum Accident Research Intern and is currently studying Public Health at Dillard University in New Orleans. This past Thursday on July 3rd, while most communities were be getting ready for a holiday weekend filled with … Continue reading

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Marathon Garyville is hit by tornado

Anna Hrybyk, Program Manager An EF-1 tornado, about 150 yards wide with maximum winds estimated near 105 mph, hit Garyville about 5:30 a.m., the National Weather Service said.  The tornado damaged the cooling towers at the Marathon Refinery in Garyville … Continue reading

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Matagorda Island and Galveston Bay Oil Spill

Anna Hrybyk, Program Manager To our friends living near the Houston Ship Channel, Galveston Bay and Matagorda Island: We have been tracking the oil spill response to the oil impacting your environment from ship-barge collision near Texas City in the … Continue reading

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Xavier Students Participate in Algiers ERT

Katie Moore, Research Analyst This past Saturday, LABB Emergency Response Team and Xavier University’s freshman seminar class deployed to Algiers to knock on doors and ask people about pollution as a part of our Emergency Response Team outreach.  Even though … Continue reading

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The Absurdity of “No Off-site Impact”

Katie Moore, Research Analyst My name is Katie Moore, and I’m the new Research Analyst here at the Bucket Brigade.  On Thursday of last week I went on my first deployment to Baton Rouge as a member of our Emergency … Continue reading

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Who Ya Gonna Call? LABB

Molly Brackin, Monitoring and Evaluation Associate The first report of flaring at Shell Norco came into the map around noon on Thursday, March 6th. Four other reports came in to the map about the same large flare over the next … Continue reading

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Listening Session Comment on EO 13650: Molly Brackin, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

By Molly Brackin, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist Listening Session Public Comment Executive Order #13650:  Improving Chemical Safety and Security My name is Molly Brackin, and I am an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade. I have been with the … Continue reading

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