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USA TODAY THE SMOKESTACK EFFECT. Schools in Louisiana. Louisiana had 1913 schools that were reported Of those,20 were ranked in the first percentile Wyandotte Early Childhood Center in Baton Rouge was ranked as the worst. Responses. Website – prior to publication

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schools in louisiana

Schools in Louisiana

Louisiana had 1913 schools that were reported

Of those,20 were ranked in the first percentile

Wyandotte Early Childhood Center in Baton Rouge was ranked as the worst

responses
Responses
  • Website – prior to publication
  • Sent information to USA today and spoke with Blake Morrison
  • Monitored near Wyandotte and Istrouma High School and took the MAML there
  • Took samples at A.L.Smith in Sterlington and met with the Mayor and the school board to report the results – invited local reporters
  • USA Today’s Blake Morrison did a 40 minute interview– local public radio – concerning Baton Rouge and the report
  • DEQ monitored in the areas around the schools in the 1st percentile
  • Took grab samples with Summa canisters and used our 21 ambient air monitors to complete the data
  • Produced a 52 page report on the results of that monitoring
  • In Lake Charles area, USA today reported that the compound of concern was Nickel so we used soil and water data also.
  • Interview with USA today yesterday
  • Ongoing issue
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