DNR denies permit for disputed injected well in St. Landry Parish

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OPELOUSAS, La.- A permit for a proposed wastewater injection well has been denied by the Department of Natural Resources Office of Conservation

The proposed project had become a source of controversy for many residents who feared the well could impact the Chicot Aquifer. 

On Monday, The Acadiana Advocate reported Eagle Oil LLC’s permit was denied by the state.

In his ruling, Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation Richard Ieyoub made the following statement: 

“After careful consideration of all relevant comments warranting evaluation, investigation and area inspection, the Commissioner of Conservation finds that the applicant’s permit application IT Question responses do not completely and comprehensively include an evaluation and impact analysis of all truck transportation routes to the proposed injection well disposal facility.” 

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