The company received an expedited environmental permit to build a new plant in Vermilion Parish without public notice or a public hearing and was granted $1.8 million in state property tax exemptions over a 10-year period to build the new plant.How can that be?
“When an event like that happens we make a decision whether or not to issue a penalty, and in this case, they got right on the ball,” said LDEQ spokesman Tim Beckstrom. “There was no off-site impact, and we didn’t identify any areas of concern, so the company was not issued a penalty.”As Odis Lounsberry told the Associated Press back in June 2011:
Lounsberry, who said he is an inventor by trade, said he got a bad taste in his mouth after feeling drops of a liquid hit him.So, nothing to see here.
"It was like a bitter taste, just a foul taste," he said.
Mult-Chem now wants a permit to discharge water from one of its facilities into local waterways. People aren't happy. But remember, guys—there's nothing to see here.