Westwego lifts ban on chemical storage expansion

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WESTWEGO, La. (AP) — Less than a month after the Westwego City Council instituted a new ban on the construction of chemical storage tanks, council members have reversed course — but not without some dissent.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/XcJ0EA) the ban was largely due to expansion plans discussed by Blackwater New Orleans LLC for the company's chemical storage facility in Westwego.

Councilman Ted Munch asked the council for the ban after nearby residents expressed concerns to him about the facility's constant expansion.

The facility is in Councilman Glenn Green's district, and he abstained from the vote in January. But last week, Green said the council's decision was unfair. He said it targeted a company that has done its best to be a good corporate neighbor.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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