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The Battle Continues

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Two years after an explosion destroyed its New Iberia facility, a new multi-chem blending plant officially opened. Located on 64 acres in Vermilion Parish, the plant will be used to blend and mix raw materials into products.

Citizens against multi-chem say even after a two year fight to stop the plant from opening failed, the battle isn't over. Marcella Manuel with the group said a lawsuit has been filed against the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality claiming they were not judicious or prudent in permitting multi-chem.

That they did not take local community into consideration and the DEQ should have given the public more notice. Manuel goes on to say that if they win this lawsuit Multi-chem could lose their permit to operate. 

Cade Bourque with multi-chem responded saying Multi-chem "applied for and received permits from local and state government agencies to build the office facility, a blend plant, and a state-of-the-art field laboratory on a 64-acre tract of land …We believe the permitting process was conducted in accordance with applicable laws and requirements."

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