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Hazardous Waste Controversy in Willow Springs (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, Willow Springs, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-08-22

Duration: 00:09:00

Subjects: Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | BFI Waste Systems | Water pollution | Pollution | WATER SUPPLY


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Atcheson, George Interviewee
  • Atcheson, Karen Interviewee
  • Dunnehoo, Elmer Interviewee
  • Knapp, Leonard Interviewee


This segment from the August 22, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-depth report on the controversy in Lake Charles over a hazardous waste well run by BFI Waste Systems in nearby Willow Springs. The residents in Willow Springs believe the well is contaminating their water supply. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome