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Storing Nuclear Waste in Salt Domes (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-10-20

Duration: 00:12:02

Subjects: Environment | NUCLEAR WASTE | Salt domes


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Martinez, Joseph Interviewee


This segment from the October 20, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the federal study into the feasibility of storing nuclear waste in Louisiana salt domes. This report touches on the opposition to the proposal by local residents and the state government. It also includes an interview with Dr. Joseph Martinez of LSU, the lead researcher for the study. Host: Ron Blome