Dow’s Toxic Stew Near Bayou Corne

We were looking at Jim Lee’s great Climate Viewer today and decided to load the data from the EPA’s toxic release map. It is in the feature called ‘Pollution Tracker‘ on the viewer.

EPAmap

We found this factory – THE DOW CHEMICAL CO GRAND BAYOU OPERATIONS. And it has such a big list of nasties it lets loose in the area! ETHYLENE, CHLOROFORM, METHYL TERT-BUTYL ETHER and on and on. Details.
They don’t seem to have violations but then they don’t get too many inspections either.