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1980 Year in Review: Environment

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-01-02

Duration: 00:06:11

Subjects: Environment | Louisiana. Department of Natural Resources. Environmental Control Commission | HAZARDOUS WASTES | BFI Waste Systems | IT Corporation | Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal (La.) | Chemical spills | Pentachlorophenol | LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN | Salt domes | Jefferson Island (La.)


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Ewell, Katherine Speaker
  • Hutchison, Murray Speaker
  • Cointment, Ruby Interviewee
  • Vincent, Ross Interviewee


This segment from the January 2, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a look back at the major stories of 1980 related to the environment. These stories include: a review of the work of the newly established Environmental Control in dealing with hazardous waste disposal plants; a shipping accident that dumped 12 tons of the chemical PCP in the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal (MRGO); the discovery of a potential “dead zone” in Lake Pontchartrain; and the collapse of the salt dome at Jefferson Island and Lake Peigneur. Host: Ron Blome