Category Archives: Chalmette Refining

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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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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iWitness Map Monthly Report – December 2013

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November iWitness Map Monthly Report

By Molly Brackin, Monitoring & Evaluation Associate The number of citizen reports to the iWitness Pollution Map is down from 121 in October to 74 in November. Hopefully this dip in reporting is due to safer refining practices, as the … Continue reading

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Heartbreaking iWitness Report

By Molly Brackin, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist On Friday, October 25th the following report came into the iWitness Pollution map: April 3, 2013 Exxon Mobil’s Chalmette Refinery The article in the newspaper read that the leak happened at 7:00 am … 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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