American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A village of extreme southeast Louisiana on the east bank of the Mississippi River just below New Orleans. It is a processing center. Population: 32,000.
“Rev. Luke Nguyen splashes a boat with holy water during the annual blessing of the fleet in Chalmette, La.,”
“They oughta be able to adapt "christmas in Chalmette", I'd think ...”
“Ahmad's family had spent all summer working to open a store in Chalmette, which is now destroyed by flooding.”
“M. O'BRIEN: There's a report in the "Times-Picayune" a New Orleans paper, this morning that of approximately 1,500 people waiting for rescue in a place called a Chalmette Slip area of New Orleans, 199 of them have perished while waiting to be rescued.”
“What makes this important is over here is Chalmette, which is where we had some of the folks who were found in the nursing home the other day.”
“Turn, known as the Chalmette and McGehee batteries, were, however, intended only to check an approach of troops from down the river.”
“Rolfes said in Chalmette, La., home to a refinery run by Arkansas-based Murphy Oil Corp., residents joke that the weather forecast is "cloudy with a chance of oil.”
“Murphy Oil had one of the nation's largest spills when over 1 million gallons of oil spewed into Chalmette during Katrina, after the company didn't follow its own emergency guidelines requiring that tanks be filled.”
“Shipments of Venezuelan heavy crude oil that come in by tanker to a refinery in Chalmette would be locked out of the river, though most refineries on the river are fed by pipelines.”
“DHH and the DEQ have requested continuous air quality testing and monitoring from the EPA, and DEQ will be assisting the EPA by increasing the frequency of air sampling at its Kenner and Chalmette monitors.”
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