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IT Corporation Permit Granted for 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: 1980-12-19

Duration: 00:03:41

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


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Thies, John Interviewee
  • Cointment, Ruby Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee


This segment from the December 19, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the Environmental Control Commission granting a permit to the IT Corporation in order to build an $85 million hazardous waste disposal plant in Ascension Parish, a plan opposed by local residents. Once built, this plant will be the largest hazardous waste disposal plant in the world. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome