Roundup: Geismar chlorine leak / Kennedy backs Stanford victims / Rating addiction programs

    Chemical spill: The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office has confirmed reports of a chlorine leak this morning at Air Liquide in Geismar, WBRZ-TV reports. Five workers were medically evaluated at the scene, with two being transported to a local hospital for treatment. Read the full story.

    Politician promises: U.S. Sen. John Kennedy told Bloomberg News Friday that he will chase Stanford International Bank assets “like a hound from hell” until victims of the Ponzi scheme are compensated for their losses. Now a decade later, a class action lawsuit involving some 900 or so mostly Baton Rouge-based victims of the Stanford Group’s Ponzi scheme was recently transferred to the U.S Middle District Court in Baton Rouge.

    Pilot project: Louisiana will be part of a national pilot project to create a rating system to judge the quality of the state’s addiction treatment programs, WBRZ-TV reports. Louisiana joins Massachusetts and New York in the partnership, and if it’s successful, the rating system would be launched nationwide. Read the full story.

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