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DEQ Sec. Martha Madden Interview (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-02-13

Duration: 00:04:33

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Environmental Quality


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Madden, Martha Interviewee


This segment from the February 13, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton’s interview with Martha Madden, the newly appointed secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). She discusses: her decision to not allow four fertilizer companies to dump radioactive gypsum into the Mississippi River; her priority of finding innovative ways to increase DEQ’s budget; and the personnel changes within DEQ.