Category Archives: Grassroots Mapping- Gulf Coast

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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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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Valero Meraux Spews Oil Across St. Bernard Highway

By Molly Brackin, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist At 2 PM on Friday, October 25th Valero Refinery in Meraux, LA reported a discharge of crude oil from a rupture in a crude unit to the National Response Center: map.labucketbrigade.org/reports/view/12186. The rupture … Continue reading

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August 2013 iWitness Pollution Map Report

By Molly Brackin, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist In the month of August, there were 379 chemical accidents reported to the iWitness Pollution Map. Of these 379 reports, only 100 came from citizens. The other 279 reports came from the National … Continue reading

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Lessons from Hurricane Isaac: Gulf Coast Coal & Petrochemical Facilities Still Not Storm Ready

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