Citizen group to support $7+ million in penalties against Clean Harbors, Plaquemine, LLC at October 4, 2006 court hearing

BATON ROUGE, La.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Bayou Sorrel Victims Association, LLC has announced plans to support a request that over $7 million dollars in penalties be issued against Clean Harbors Plaquemine, LLC for allegedly violating a Court Order entered by the 18th J.D.C., Parish of Iberville at a hearing scheduled for 9 a.m., on October 4, 2006. On June 9, 2006 the Trial Court handed down its ruling which found that a “Temporary Restraining Order was stipulated to by the Parties” and that Clean Harbors Plaquemine, LLC was in “total disregard for that Restraining Order as though the Order had never existed.” As a result, a hearing was scheduled to set penalties of up to $10,000.00 per day of violation which could total $7.3 million dollars. Another Louisiana court has recently ruled on penalties for an environmental violator. On September 18, 2006 a “Hazardous Waste Recycler,” Marine Shale Processors, agreed to a settlement of civil penalties and clean up costs of over $6 million dollars. Additional information may be found at
The Mission of the Bayou Sorrel Victims Association, LLC is to help protect the health and safety of the citizens of Bayou Sorrel, LA and their family members. By unifying together to form a common bond, this mission can be accomplished. By exposing the environmental travesties that have been heaped upon the Bayou Sorrel residents it is hoped that the children of the community will be able to grow up enjoying the Bayou as their forefathers did for centuries before industry invaded this precious area.
Contacts for
The Bayou Sorrel Victims Association, LLC
Dodson and Hooks, APLC
Kenneth H. Hooks, III, 225-756-0222
Fax, 225-756-0025

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