Industrial Noise-Pollution Petition & Survey

Today (5/15) several CRNA board members walked around a petition and a survey. The same will take place tomorrow. The target area is nearby residences, businesses, churches, and people on both sides of Leonidas, near SWB Carrollton plant. The petition states that the signer is concerned about the effects of the SWB industrial noise and pollution. The survey asks if the person is affected, how, and such.

The aims are to (1) get documentation that people ARE affected and ARE concerned (whether they are personally affected or not) and (2) let people know that their voices are being amplified and (3) encourage people to contact us, attend meetings, or just email us their experiences.

It is disturbing how many of the people we spoke with today are affected and yet have not been reached out to about this.


15 May Update: SWB’s Turbine 4

SWB T4 (turbine 4) was supposed to start up again, or at least be installed, on 9 May. SWB has been testing it since then, perhaps delayed a bit by the troubles that caused our most recent boil-water advisory, I don’t know. They said Thursday that testing would continue through the weekend if necessary. The public has been told that the noise will be greatly reduced when it comes online.

Today, 15 May, we were told by Ghassan: “they are still relying on T1 and that ‘T4 tripped offline twice yesterday’.” He hopes that there is no need for the EMDs (diesel generators).

Restorative Justice & Diversion Presentation, 24 May

This is going to be a very informative presentation. I encourage everyone to take part. It’s free.

Restorative Justice & Diversion: From Prosecution to Incarceration
Mon 24 May, 6:00-7:30 via Zoom

Zoom registration:

With a new DA, things are changing in New Orleans. Learn what you as a community member need to know and can do to help make our public safety system more focussed on serious violent crime, crime survivor needs and better outcomes for people who are arrested, their families, and the community as a whole.
Sponsored by:
The St Charles Center for
Carrollton Area Network
Center for Restorative Approaches