BP Open House Expo to be held in St. BernardAug 16th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Community
St. Bernard Parish, BP and the United States Coast Guard will host an Open House Expo in St. Bernard Parish on Thursday, August 19, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sigur Civic Center Ball Room, 3220 Jean Lafitte Parkway in Chalmette.
The Expo will offer St. Bernard residents the opportunity to engage with experts about the techniques, strategies and materials being used in the spill response.
The Expo will feature experts and representatives from BP Claims, Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, EPA, NOAA, USCG, Dispersants, LA Spirit, Louisiana Department of Social Services, SNAP, LA Work Force, OSHA, SBA, Alternative Response Technologies, Dept of Labor, and LSU Agricultural Center. These agencies will answer questions and provide visual information on the various tools, equipment and strategies that are being used in the response, including booms, burns, sand berms, skimming and dispersants.
Representatives will be available to address concerns about environmental quality, wildlife, safety and resources available to residents. Information will also be available to the supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Claims representatives will be available for any questions or concerns residents might have on the claims process.