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lsu1987
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What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
Bi-product from one of the plants? What exactly is that stuff?
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Jim Rockford
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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
Jindal has given tax credits to the Mexican cartels for a storage facility.


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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?


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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
If it's what I'm thinking of, that stuff is a byproduct of something from one of the chemical plants. It has a consistency similar to powered limestone. Or at least a chemical makeup that's similar. We've used it by the truckload on our fields in place of lime. It's not as potent, so it required a lot more tonnage. Even with free delivery to the farm, it was still a pretty good size hassle to be out there spreading it all the damn time.


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Chazzy McRamzee
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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
I need pictures to let you know.


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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
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I need pictures to let you know.



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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
Hugh Hefner
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Freeze
Hugh Grant

So much Hugh


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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
Salt?
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TigerTatorTots
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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
I have wondered this for years now and forget to look it up every time I drive by


MulveyTiger
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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
Phosphogypsum, its gypsum formed as a by-product of the production of fertilizer. People refer to them as Gypstacks.


djangochained
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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
gypsum , by product of the petrochem plants
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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
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Phosphogypsum, its gypsum formed as a by-product of the production of fertilizer. People refer to them as Gypstacks.


This is the correct answer. Normally, gypsum could be used in all kinds of construction products and you'd think the gypsum byproduct would go to that. However, due to the way the ore used to make fertilizer associates with other elements, it usually contains a VERY small amount of things like uranium and radium. So, the phosphogypsum usually ends up being very slightly radioactive. The radioactivity is above EPA limits for use in commercial products, so instead of being able to make construction materials out of it, they just pile it up and make gypstacks.
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Elusiveporpi
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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
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's very slightly radioactive due to the naturally occuring uranium and radium in the raw materials used to make fertilizer.


Yep. Brother works there. Funny thing is that it is to radioactive to sell, yet there is a crew of people who work on it 40 hrs a week. Parish or government quit giving them permits to expand. So they have to go up with the pile


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LSUPhreaK
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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
Gypstack from Mosaic for the huge pile in Convent. They have a sulfuric acid/phosphoric acid plant there. Base products for fertilizer made at the Mosaic Faustina plant in Donaldsonville.
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rootisback
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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
petrochemicals and LA -- I love the state but dadgum yall have been sold out by the politicians for years.


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lsu1987
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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
Thanks for detailed explanation. . I figured they could not use it to make anything. The mountain keeps getting higher and higher......


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Howyouluhdat
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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
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djangochained




Your not supposed to know that


MikeD
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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
They are impressive. Can't understand why they aren't able to blend it off into roads or something.


LSUFANDS
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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
Need to fly it over the Middle East and dump it there


Jim Rockford
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re: What is that hugh mountain of white stuff off of Hwy 30 near St. Gabriel?
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Need to fly it over Tuscaloosa and dump it there


FIFY


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