Frischhertz & Impastato

Call Or Email Us For A Free Consultation

Phone: 504-264-9915

Toll Free: 866-920-5611

Stolthaven Chemical Spill Latest News

Nearly one month after the hurricane Isaac, the Stolthaven Chemical facility still cannot tell residents what chemicals were discharged, how much chemicals were discharged, or the extent of any contamination.  Since the storm, widely varying estimates of the type and amount of chemicals discharged have been provided by the company.  First, claims were made that no chemicals were discharged.  Then came the admission that small amounts of two chemicals were discharged from damaged storage tanks.  Stolthaven was first fined for failing to notify authorities of the spill timely.

The latest news from (Stolthaven hit with second violation) is that the Louisiana DEQ has issued a second violation notice to Stolthaven for failing to properly prepare prior to hurricane Isaac.  Additionally, as many as 28 chemicals may have been discharged into the community.  Stolthaven claims that damage to the facility prevents accurate estimates, but nearly 200,000 gals. of hazardous chemicals may have been discharged.

We have filed a class action lawsuit against Stolthaven for failing to properly secure their facility prior to the storm.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of all residents in the affected area and is not limited to those who were required to evacuate because of the chemical release.  We are still investigating to determine what was released and the extent of the affected area.  If you believe you were affected or have information about the chemical release please contact us. 

We strongly recommend that you consult an attorney prior to speaking to anyone associated with Stolthaven.  Anything you sign could potentionally effect your rights 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For a Response

Schedule Your Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

It’s Easy To Reach Us.

Our office is easily accessible from
anywhere in the New Orleans metro area.

1140 St.Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Toll Free: 866-920-5611
Phone: 504-264-9915
Fax: 504-581-1670
New Orleans Law Office Map