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Headlines - February 6, 1987

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-02-06

Duration: 00:02:42

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Environmental Quality


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Madden, Martha Interviewee


This segment from the February 6, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton reporting on the week’s headlines. These stories include: an interview with Secretary Martha Madden of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on her decision to not allow four fertilizer companies to dump radioactive gypsum into the Mississippi River; the state delaying income tax refund checks; the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) working on a plan to keep $312 million in federal highway funds; and an insurance company banning the Krewe of Zulu from throwing coconuts at their Mardi Gras parade.