Dumping in Ruddock draws the DEQ

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 11, 2008

BATON ROUGE – The Department of Environmental Quality is looking for information regarding an illegal dumping incident on Highway 51, north of Ruddock.

Three 55-gallon drums were dumped by the side of the road, just south of the blue water tower, on Tuesday, July 1st. DEQ inspectors determined that the drums contained spent chemical powder from fire extinguishers.

DEQ is working with the Department of Transportation to clean up the material. It is unknown who the responsible party is at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this illegal dumping incident is asked to call DEQ toll free at 1-888-763-5424 or the DEQ Criminal Investigation Division at (225) 219-3944.