St. James residents slam Wanhua chemical plant plans in Convent

A representative of the Chinese-based chemical giant assured parish planning commissioners Monday that its planned isocyanate plant in Convent would provide hundreds of new direct and indirect jobs and would be managed safely. But some members of the public offering were not having it.

Mosaic says it can keep wastewater on site in case of breach

Representatives of Mosaic Fertilizer say they are confident about their ability to prevent a potential breach of its gypsum-walled reservoir in St. James Parish. Even so, Mosaic is taking steps to secure the reservoir to ensure that any potential leak of acidic wastewater does not escape from their property

Behind The Lens episode 17: ‘Should a failure occur’

A failing wastewater reservoir threatens St. James Parish. The Orleans school district faces a budget shortfall at Harney elementary, and it can’t access federal funds earmarked for the school. And a BGR report backs Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s position on hotel taxes in New Orleans.