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$52 million allocated to improve Louisiana coastline

$52 million allocated to improve Louisiana coastline

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has approved $52 million in Deepwater Horizon project money for coastal restoration projects. News outlets report that the federal-state Restore Act council approved the funds Wednesday for six coastal-restoration projects and a study of the lower Mississippi River in Louisiana. The money comes from Clean Water Act fines paid by ...

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Yuhuang buys St. James site for $1.85B methanol complex

ST. JAMES, La. — Yuhuang Chemical Inc. has acquired a 1,300-acre site in St. James Parish for its previously announced $1.85 billion methanol manufacturing complex. The company plans to build the complex in phases. Preparations are now underway for the first phase, the construction of an $800 million plant that can produce 1.9 million tons of methanol a year. Methanol ...

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Fishermen oppose river diversions to fix Louisiana coast

WEST POINTE A LA HACHE, La.— Fishermen spoke out Tuesday against plans to rebuild coastal Louisiana by siphoning Mississippi River freshwater and sediment into the Bayou State’s disappearing sub-deltas. Fishermen voiced fears that new diversions could hurt fishing grounds when they spoke at a coastal restoration meeting at the historic Woodland Plantation on the Mississippi, southeast of New Orleans In ...

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Bids taken on dredging 8 miles of Bayou Lafourche

THIBODAUX, La. — Officials say a nearly $20 million project to dredge more than eight miles of Bayou Lafourche is expected to begin within the next month. The Courier reports the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District received three bids Monday for the second phase of a large-scale project that aims to increase Mississippi River water flow into the bayou. District Director ...

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Lab detects elevated levels of mercury in St. James Parish

CONVENT, La. — The state Department of Environmental Quality reports a mobile lab detected a plume with elevated levels of mercury in the air downwind of the Noranda Alumina plant in St. James Parish last month. The Advocate reports the Mississippi River complex, which converts bauxite ore into alumina, a precursor for aluminum, has been under scrutiny since revelations earlier ...

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Shintech plans Iberville Parish expansion, 100 new jobs

PLAQUEMINE, La. — Shintech will spend $1.4 billion to add an ethylene plant at its Iberville Parish facility. The company said in a news release that the plant will create 100 new jobs, with an average annual salary of $68,500, plus benefits. The new project will lift Shintech’s total capital investment to date in Louisiana to $4.7 billion. With approximately ...

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