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Labor Day refinery accident released more than spent catalyst, nonprofit group reports

Sep 20th, 2010 | By
Labor Day refinery accident released more than spent catalyst, nonprofit group reports

About a week after the Labor Day power outage at Chalmette Refining that caused a ton of spent catalyst to spew into the air and blanket the surrounding area, a local advocacy group is drawing attention to several other chemicals that were released as well.  The Louisiana Bucket Brigade cites a report from the refinery […]



Port dedicated in honor of Sammy Nunez

Jul 6th, 2010 | By
Port dedicated in honor of Sammy Nunez

After nearly five years of operating out of temporary trailers near the iconic Kaiser Aluminum smokestack, leaders of the St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District officially dedicated the port’s new Administration and Security Complex this week in Chalmette.



Chalmette’s Todays Ketch expands to adjacent properties

Jun 14th, 2010 | By

Of the still-visible reminders of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the dozens of grassy, empty lots surrounding the Murphy Oil Refinery in Chalmette are some of the most stirring. When Hurricane Katrina sent flood waters crashing through St. Bernard Parish, the water unseated an unlikely surge of oil from the Chalmette refinery, inundating nearby houses […]



Claiborne Bridge reopens after extensive maintenance work

Jun 7th, 2010 | By
Claiborne Bridge reopens after extensive maintenance work

The Judge Seeber Bridge, commonly called the Claiborne Bridge, reopened to vehicular traffic June 1 after being closed since March 15. During the month and a half closure, the bridge underwent major maintenance work and electrical updating.



Council resolutions support coastal plan, oil response

May 25th, 2010 | By

As the frontline fight to protect St. Bernard Parish’s marshes from the oil spill continued this week, the parish council addressed the need for coastal restoration and oil spill protection legislatively through a series of resolutions during its May 18 meeting



Council approves new bed and breakfast ordinance

May 25th, 2010 | By

Visitors and entrepreneurs alike in St. Bernard Parish may sleep a little more peacefully at night, now that the St. Bernard Council has voted to add a bed and breakfast ordinance to the parish’s Code of Ordinances.



Isleño Complex opens doors to benefit fishing community

May 18th, 2010 | By

Barely two weeks ago, Ray Guenther’s crab traps were baited, set and full of crabs, and he had already started outfitting his boat in hopes of trawling soon.



Seeber Bridge closed until June

May 18th, 2010 | By

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced May 11 that maintenance work on the Judge Seeber Bridge has been extended until June 1.



MRGO closure coalition releases new report

May 4th, 2010 | By

About a month before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to release its draft ecosystem restoration plan for habitat destroyed by the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, the MRGO Must Go Coalition released a report April 27 that names eight priority projects and lays out a rigorous implementation timeline. The report, titled “Mister Go Isn’t […]



Meraux Foundation donates survey maps to parish

May 4th, 2010 | By

St. Bernard Parish residents and property owners now have a new surveying tool at their disposal, thanks to a donation from the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Foundation to the parish. The Meraux Foundation recently presented St. Bernard Parish with a full set of Tobin Ownership Survey Maps, a well-known line of maps that depict the […]