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Rollins Environmental Services Settlement (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: 1987-02-20

Duration: 00:05:37

Subjects: Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Rollins Environmental Services, Inc.


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • McCastle, Mary Interviewee
  • Guste, William Speaker
  • Screen, Pat Speaker
  • Willis, Frank Speaker


This segment from the February 20, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Lynda Roedts’ report on the $1.25 million settlement reached between Rollins Environmental Services, a hazardous waste incinerator company, and the State of Louisiana. Roedts reports that Rollins also agrees to clean up the hazardous waste at their facility in the small community of Alsen in East Baton Rouge Parish. Her report includes highlights of a press conference announcing the settlement with Louisiana Attorney General William Guste, East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Pat Screen, and Frank Willis of Rollins Environmental Services. Roedts also interviews Mary McCastle, a spokesperson for the residents in Alsen. Host: Rob Hinton