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IT Corporation's Proposed Hazardous Waste Disposal Plant (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Burnside, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-11-21

Duration: 00:07:09

Subjects: Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Louisiana. Department of Natural Resources. Environmental Control Commission | IT Corporation | United States. Environmental Protection Agency


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Hutchison, Murray Speaker
  • Odom, Bob Speaker
  • Irving, Steve Speaker
  • Hardy, Paul Speaker


This segment from the November 21, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the Environmental Control Commission allowing the IT Corporation to begin preliminary site preparations for the building of an $85 million hazardous waste disposal plant in Ascension Parish before granting them a permit so that they can meet the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines for dealing with hazardous chemical waste. It includes questioning by Commissioner of Agriculture Bob Odom and Secretary Paul Hardy of the Department of Transportation and Development. Host: Ron Blome