Report: West Bank cyanide plant would lose Jefferson’s OK under new Parish Council resolution

Report: West Bank cyanide plant would lose Jefferson’s OK under new Parish Council resolution
Residents worry about future cyanide plant in Waggaman

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -Two Jefferson Parish council members plan to support a resolution to deny permission for a controversial cyanide plant that would open near Waggaman.

According to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, this would be a major setback for the cornerstone chemical company.

Councilman Mark Spears said he would introduce a council resolution to rescind the earlier approval.

He said Councilman Paul Johnston plans to second it at the council’s February 27th meeting.

Spears said the about-face comes after the residents voiced their concern about the project.

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