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Illegal Dumping of Hazardous Waste (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-02-19

Duration: 00:09:04

Subjects: Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Illegal dumping | Louisiana. Department of Natural Resources | MISSISSIPPI RIVER


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Fontenot, Willie Interviewee
  • Koury, John Interviewee


This segment from the February 19, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the illegal dumping of hazardous wastes near waterways throughout Louisiana and the difficulties faced by the Department of Natural Resources in combating the problem. This report includes an aerial survey of the dump sites located along a 6-mile stretch of the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge. Host: Ron Blome