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Entries by Susan Buchanan from 09/2010

Residents Return After Well Blowout Douses Cane Fields

| Posted 09.08.2010 | Green

An early-August accident at a newly dug oil well in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, ended when sand buried the structure. Millions of dollars in damages are being tallied, and two class-action suits have been filed.

City Playgrounds Tackle Toxic Soil and Equipment

| Posted 09.17.2010 | Green

New Orleans city and school leaders want to remove contaminants from playgrounds, where even the most benign-looking spots can harbor arsenic on swing sets and lead and arsenic in soil.

Coal Ash Threatens Water From Baton Rouge Southwards

| Posted 09.22.2010 | Green

Louisiana residents may think coal ash is for Appalachia to fret about. But ash from a coal-fueled power plant north of Baton Rouge is threatening drinking water along the Mississippi River.