Local people fight pollution and succeed


Submitted by Delores Blalock, League of Women Voters Community leader Brenda Vallee discussed the success of local people as they worked with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ).  Her group called in complaints and gathered information to help force an explosive waste disposal business, Clean Harbors Colfax, to clean up the toxic water in their holding pond before release into bayous and Red River.  As a result, Clean Harbors was fined over $800,000 to remedy several problems ….