Category Archives: Emergency Response Team

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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January iWitness Map Monthly Report

By Molly Brackin, Monitoring & Evaluation Associate January began as a relatively light month for refinery accident reports. The numbers of both citizen and NRC reports were down from previous month, which could either indicate that refineries were doing better … Continue reading

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Caught in the Act

By Amelia Rhodewalt, Volunteer Coordinator “Did you see or smell it?” It’s Friday, January 31st, and I’m handing out cards with this headline in the Standard Heights community of Baton Rouge. The LABB Emergency Response Team has deployed for the … Continue reading

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Reflections from the field: Emergency Response in Chalmette

By Erik Paskewich, Social Entrepreneur On Monday afternoon we deployed to Chalmette to conduct outreach to increase the usage of the Bucket Brigade’s iWitness Pollution Map. As a new employee of the Bucket Brigade, this was my first chance to go … Continue reading

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Why Supporting Emergency Response is Important

By Anna Hrybyk, Program Manager Why should you donate?  Because arming people with tools to document pollution builds our strength to hold polluters accountable. Louisiana refineries average 6 accidents per week. Day in and day out we see industry claim that … Continue reading

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October 2013 iWitness Map Report

By Molly Brackin, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist The month of October saw a spike in reporting from citizens in both Baton Rouge and the Chalmette/Meraux area. The 46 reports that came in from the Chalmette/Meraux area are of particular interest, … Continue reading

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