We, as citizens of Louisiana have continued to try to get across to our senators and representatives of the incompetenciess of our state Department of Natural Resources and for years everyone has ignored our pleas. With the state in a turmoil over the sink hole, we now await the same occurrence on Lake Peigneur. I would hope that the urgency to take action would be sooner than later.
The DNR are also haphazardly allowing saltwater disposal wells near homes and never get out from behind their desks and check to see where or what is occurring unless a problem has already happened. They are litterally depending on workers that are collecting checks without actually doing their jobs. Before the blowup of the well on Oliver Road, the DNR worker admitted to not checking the site for three years and not testing the integrity for five years.
When do our elected officials plan to take a stand on this? When it is in their backyard? As we appreciate the stand against drunk drivers, insurance prices and availabilty and teachers, we must begin to be all, as we call it, “tree-huggers,” as it is no longer an isolated incident but a state wide problem.
Is water being delivered to residents in this state because of contamination? Must we wait for officials to take action after it has to be delivered to their homes? I am in the process of having my water checked at a monstrous charge because the vets are insisting I check my water after losing three dogs to cancer. Their concern is for Mike and I and our well-being. According to the vets, animals contact cancer causing agents before humans.
One senator made a vow to have all water tested in the area. However, when in public, talk is cheap. Please, I urge senators and representatives to take action and help the people of Louisiana before it is too late. We elected both of you for a reason, because you gave us hope.