June 26, 2007
Reported by KPLC Staff
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Agriculture and Forestry are teaming up to remove more than 20 cylinders that may contain a highly toxic gas. A concerned citizen found the cylinders while riding his motorcycle near Bell City.
The DEQ says the cylinders either contain or did contain methyl bromide. Methyl Bromide is an odorless gas that is used to control rodents, insects and weeds.