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New Orleans Water Quality Update (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-11-27

Duration: 00:05:13

Subjects: Environment | WATER SUPPLY | Water quality | MISSISSIPPI RIVER | Water chlorination | Public health | Cancer | Water pollution | Environmental monitoring


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Givens, Dale Interviewee
  • Laseter, John Interviewee


This segment from the November 27, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the discovery of a cancer-causing chemical in the drinking water pulled from the Mississippi River in New Orleans and the surrounding parishes. This report touches on the need for environmental monitoring of the water supply. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome