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An Update on the Proposed Nuclear Waste Storage in Webster Parish (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana, 32.614235, -93.288026

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-04-15

Duration: 00:08:42

Subjects: Environment | NUCLEAR WASTE | Salt domes | United States. Department of Energy


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Byers, Noel Interviewee
  • Bolin, Bruce Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee
  • Kemmerly, Robert Interviewee


This segment from the April 15, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the federal government’s announcement that the Vacherie salt dome near Minden in Webster Parish is one of five sites still under consideration for the storage of nuclear waste. This report focuses on the enforceability of the 1978 agreement between Louisiana and the U.S. Department of Energy, which gives Louisiana veto power on storing nuclear waste in the state, and the continuing concerns of local citizens over the proposal, including Minden Mayor Noel Byers. Host: Beth George