On Tuesday, August 9th 2011, the owners of the Bogalusa paper mill, Temple-Inland, admitted that it discharged chemicals causing the death of thousands of fish in Pearl River and resulting in a negative impact to the surrounding environment, businesses and individuals. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality released a statement Monday August 15th warning the public to avoid the black liquor substance, foam, and any dead or floating fish in the Pearl River. The lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation has also expressed serious concern about the toxic plume moving toward the Rigolets.
Thornhill Law Firm has extensive knowledge regarding this spill; and has currently filed in Washington Parish a class action suit for injunction and damages. If you have information or a claim contact us at (985)641-5010 or toll free 800-989-2707.