A House Concurrent Resolution regarding an environmental study on conditions when explosives are openly burned has passed both legislative bodies.

HCR 118 directs the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to “develop and implement a sampling plan for testing of the soil, ground water and air at the commercial facility permitted to open burn and open detonate, during normal operations, to determine sufficient information to make informed decisions on the use of the process in normal operations.”

Within six months, LDEQ will have to complete a sampling plan, performing the sampling and analysis of its findings and report to the House Committee on

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