News Releases for Louisiana Loss of the Space Shuttle <span class="italic">Columbia</span> (EM-3172)

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Monday, May 5, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6, headquartered in Dallas played one of the major roles in the collection of Columbia Shuttle material, responding to hazardous...
Monday, May 5, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- On Feb. 1, when the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart and fell across East Texas and western Louisiana, no one could envision the magnitude of the event and the tremendous number of...
Monday, April 28, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- The Lufkin-based Disaster Field Office (DFO), headquarters for the Columbia Shuttle recovery operation, will close Saturday, May 10. The DFO opened Feb.1 as a result of President Bush'...
Thursday, April 24, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- The management of search operations for East Texas and select areas of Nevada, Utah and New Mexico will be handed off to NASA by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on April...
Wednesday, April 23, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- Ground and air search operations for the Columbia Shuttle Recovery in East Texas are expected to end on Wednesday, April 30. This date also signals the transition of management of all...
Thursday, April 17, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- In keeping with the plan to transition the full Columbia Shuttle Recovery operation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to NASA, all East Texas ground search and air...
Monday, April 14, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- On Feb.1, when the Columbia Shuttle broke apart over Texas, scattering material over East Texas and parts of Louisiana, President Bush declared an emergency disaster for both Texas and...
Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- Ground searches continue at full strength across a wide swath of East Texas where material from the Space Shuttle Columbia fell as it broke apart over the state on Feb. 1. "We...
Tuesday, April 8, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- Air operations will resume in the search for Space Shuttle Columbia debris, according to Texas Forest Service Chief of Fire Operations Mark Stanford. Seven helicopters will began...
Monday, April 7, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- With dive operations on Lake Nacogdoches finished and dive activities on Toledo Bend Reservoir 98 percent complete, the U.S. Navy directed water operations to recover Columbia Shuttle...
Wednesday, April 2, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- Obligations by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the State of Texas and the State of Louisiana to reimburse local governments for eligible costs involved in responding...
Monday, March 31, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- Within hours of the breakup of the Columbia Shuttle, local, state, federal and civilian agencies mobilized for what may be one of the largest federal-civilian interagency recovery...
Friday, March 28, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- A helicopter pilot and the front-seat craft manager were killed and three on-board spotters were injured when a Bell 407 search chopper crashed in the Angelina National Forest in San...
Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- In the seven weeks since the Columbia Space Shuttle broke up over Texas, in excess of 10,000 ground personnel have walked fields,farms, forests and open lands recovering over 42,000...
Wednesday, March 26, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- To date, more than 10,000 search crew members and support personnel from across the nation and Puerto Rico have been involved in the recovery of material from the Columbia Space Shuttle...
Tuesday, March 25, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- Toledo Bend Reservoir on the Sabine River and Lake Nacogdoches have both played a part in the overall water operations connected with the Columbia Shuttle recovery. Since early morning...
Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- The Texas Forest Service working with The U.S Forest Service, manages Space Shuttle Recovery Air Operations by virtue of their extensive experience and their history of success. The air...
Friday, March 21, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- Fifty days into the search for materials from the Space Shuttle Columbia, federal officials are confident in their effort and determined to continue their work as long as is necessary....
Wednesday, March 19, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- The Columbia Shuttle Recovery Team is deeply appreciative of those who have helped discover and retrieve shuttle material. With the coming of Spring, trees, bushes, vines and grasses...
Tuesday, March 18, 2003 - 00:00
Lufkin, TX -- Six weeks after February 1, when President Bush designated the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the lead federal agency in the Columbia Space Shuttle response and recovery...

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