Oil Spill Responders To Hold Plaquemines Parish Community Expo

June 10, 2010

HOUMA, La. – Representatives from BP, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Wildlife and Fisheries, the Environmental Protection Agency and other state and partner agencies responding to the DeepWater Horizon incident, will host an Open House Expo Thursday on the East Bank of Plaquemines Parish.

The Open House Expo will offer Plaquemines residents the opportunity to engage one-on-one with experts about the techniques, strategies and materials being used in the spill response.

“We want to keep the local communities informed with the most accurate and timely information we have,” said Coast Guard Capt. Roger Leferriere, commander at the Incident Command Post in Houma, La. “We want to communicate with the public and provide them with first-hand information on the topics that concern them most.”

The Expo will feature experts and representatives from responding agencies who will answer questions and provide visual information on the various tools, equipment and strategies that are being used in the response, including booms, burns, sand berms, skimming and dispersants. Agencies will be available to address concerns about environmental quality, wildlife, safety and resources available to residents. Information will also be available on the Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) Program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and volunteer and employment efforts.

Claims representatives will be available for any questions or concerns residents might have on the claims process.

Plaquemines Parish
Thursday, June 10
6:00 pm
Phoenix High School
13073 Highway 15
Braithwaite, LA 70040

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