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Vietnamese Pastor Calls for EPA Action in New Orleans

New Orleans Agenda, Posted: Nov 19, 2009

NEW ORLEANS -- Reverend Vien Nguyen, pastor of Mary Queen of Vietnam Church in New Orleans East, is calling for the Environmental Protection Agency to crackdown on illegal dumping and landfills. Vien, who spoke at an EPA conference on Tuesday, said his main concern is that of the health of the people and physical environment in New Orleans East. The New Orleans East community has battled illegal dumping and landfills particularly since clean-up efforts began after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. There are at least 23 illegal dumpsites in New Orleans East and two landfills-the permitted Gentilly Landfill, which is currently operating, and the illegal Chef Menteur Landfill, which is closed and located fewer than 1.5 miles from the community of Village de l'Est.

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