Baton Rouge Water Company in Louisiana says Georgia-Pacific, other industries need to stop drawing water from aquifer as salt water intrudes

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Baton Rouge Water Company in Louisiana says Georgia-Pacific, other industries need to stop drawing water from aquifer as salt water intrudes

July 04, 2017 - 14:04

BATON ROUGE, LA, July 4, 2017 (The Advocate ) -As the water supply under Baton Rouge slowly fills with salt, some officials have called on companies like ExxonMobil and Georgia Pacific to stop tapping the aquifer for industrial uses, depleting the supply.

At the same time, leadership at the agency charged with safeguarding the aquifer has been called into question.

In the most recent regular session, the Louisiana Legislature passed a law directing the Capital Area Groundwater Commission to file periodic reports on saltwater intrusion of the groundwater supply and to follow state law when it comes to providing the public with adequate notice of its meetings and the topics to be discussed.

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