Parish: Ascension Parish

Waste landfill facilities(Colonial-BFI , Gator Env.) located in Sorrento, LA are potentially responsible for noxious odor events since 2015. Local residents have expressed concern regarding extreme odor events as well as contamination of adjacent lands and waterbodies. A history of community concerns and complaints as well as documented permit exceedances have not been adequately addressed as the facilities have been allowed to renew permits and expand potentially increasing the source of impacts to local residents. Nearby residents have taken to monitoring the air inside their homes and frequently evacuating to avoid potentially harmful emissions.

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