Grand Bois

Grand Bois, Louisiana is a predominantly Native American community adjacent to a 140 acre waste treatment facility that receives millions of barrels of oil field waste including: Produced Waters, Drill Muds, E & P waste, Washout Water, Crude Oil Spill clean-up wastes and other waste. The oil field waste is considered non-hazardous due to a Federal exemption for certain oil and gas production wastes. Some of this waste is processed in open air pits that produce intense fumes along Hwy 24 which runs through the center of the facility and Grand Bois. Many of the residents have been unsatisfied with LDEQ’s response to their complaints and feel that this facility and the waste it stores severely impacts the health of the residents, as well as anyone who travels the highway, on a daily basis.