October 1, 2022

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Louisiana CrimeBox For the week of September 5 to 11, 2022

Environmental Crimes: CWA Criminal Prosecution Case Histories

The following summary is from one of sixty-six Clean Water Act Prosecutions in Louisiana since 1990

Fiscal Year 2007; Case ID# CR_1252

Deadly discharge – landfill leachate dumped into Lake Ponchartrain kills more than a million fish

A company that discharged leachate water from its landfill into a navigable waterway leading to Lake Ponchartrain was charged under the Clean Water Act for knowingly discharging a harmful pollutant. The leachate killed an estimated 1.7 million fish downstream. After the discharge was discovered, the company changed its tactics, mixing the landfill leachate water with waste from portable toilets and dumped this nasty cocktail into the public sanitary sewer. The company did not disclose the existence of the leachate as a component of the discharge. Federal fines: $500,000. Probation: 36 months.

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call LSP HAZ MAT hotline 1-877-925-6595or 225-925-6595

*The hazardous materials hotline is staffed by the Right-to-Know Unit and is the reporting point to the LSP for a chemical spill or emergency. Any transporter, manufacturer, storage facility, or anyone involving the handling of any regulated hazardous material must contact the LSP immediately to report any spillage or threat to public safety.

National Response Center (NRC) at 1-800-424-8802

24-hour emergency line staffed by US Coast Guard for oil spills on water.

Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance, Sept 5-11: 61.4%*

(*LA drinking water facilities currently in compliance with Safe Drinking Water Act)

- 1281 total Drinking Water Facilities in the state of LA

  • 494 with Current Violations (38.6%)
  • 105 with Significant Violations (8.2%)
  • 153 with Formal Enforcement Actions (in the last 5 yrs) (11.9%)

Facilities with Significant Violations

29 Palms Trailer Park

Abita Petro Plus

Alberta Water System

Atlantic Alumina, LLC

Azalea Lane Trailer Park

Backwood Village Water System

Beekman Water System

Bel-Di-Gil Water System

Belmont Waterworks Inc.

Bernice Water System

Better Waterworks

Beverly Heights Manor

Bonita Water System

Cameron Parish WW District 9

Central Grant Water System

City of Many Water System

City of Opelousas Water System

City of Ville Platte Water System

Concord Water System

CVD Ceramics

Domino Sugar

Downsville Water System

Eagle Lake Mobile Home Park

East Carroll Water System South

Ebarb Waterworks District 1-N Ebarb/Belmont

Edgefield Water System

Egan Water Corporation, Egan Water Corp #2

Elm Point Estates Water System

Entergy Louisiana

Enterprise Water System

G & J Mobile Home Estates

Gilark Water System

Green Park Camp Water System

Holiday Mobile Home Villa Water System

Homeland Heights

Insta-gator Ranch

Jones McGinty Water

Keithville Mobile Villa

Kings Court Mobile Home Park

La Maison des Chene Water

Lake St John Waterworks District

Lakeside RV Park

Leleux Trailer Park Water System

Litroe Water System

Marina Del Rey Water System

MUS Estates Water System

Mt Olive Water System

New Carroll Water System

New Hope St Clair Water System

New Orleans Algiers Waterworks

Newellton Water System

North Lake St John Water System

Oil City Waterworks

Ozone Pine Subdivision

Paradise Point Water System

Pearl Plantation Townhouse

Pendleton Water Assoc

Phillips 66 Lake Charles Refinery

Pine Trailer Park

Pleasant Hill Water System, Town of

Pleasant Hills Crossroads Water System

Pointe a la Hache Water System

Ponderosa Ranches Subdivision

Port Sulfur Water District

Reddell Vidrine Water District

River Ridge Estates Water System

S and J RV Park

Salem Water System

Shreveport Water System serving 201,000

South Mansfield Water System

South Shreveport Mobile Villa

Southgate Mobile Home Park

Southwest Avoyelles Water District

Spring Creek Subdivision Water System

Springfield Mobile Home Park

Springhill Community Water System

St. Martin Industrial Park Water System

St. Tammany Recreation District 2

St. Tammany Water District 3

Te Mamou Water District

Tesi Jackson Square

Town of Baldwin Water Supply

Town of Cheneville Water System

Town of Ferriday Water System

Town of Iota Water System

Town of Mamou Water System

Town of Montgomery Water System

Town of Plain Dealing Water System

Town of White Castle Water System

Uncle Dick Davis RV Park WS

Utility Service of Lake Charles WS

Vermillion Waterworks District

Village of Calvin WS

Village of Georgetown WS

Village of Mermentau Water System

Village of Parks Water System

Village of Sicily Island Water System

Village of Sikes Water System

Village of Tangipahoa WS

Village of Wilson WS

Vixen WS

Wards Chapel WS

Youngs Community, LLC

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