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Bossier City Contamination, Part 1 (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-07-09

Duration: 00:14:00

Subjects: Environment | Public health | Louisiana. Department of Environmental Quality


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Raney, Michelle Interviewee
  • Strong, Linda Interviewee
  • Strong, Terry Interviewee
  • Gallien, Lou Interviewee
  • Brown, Jack Interviewee
  • Tate, Jeanette Interviewee
  • Andrews, Charlie Interviewee
  • Knight, Tim Interviewee


This segment from the July 9, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of Jeff Duhe’s report on Bossier City residents’ concerns about contamination at an abandoned oil refinery site. Duhe reports that the Alexis Park Apartments and other Bossier City neighborhoods were built on top of the abandoned oil refinery site. He also reports that residents have complained about chemical smells that are causing people to become sick. He interviews: Michelle Raney, resident; Linda Strong, resident; Terry Strong, resident; Lou Gallien, resident; Jack Brown, attorney; Jeanette Tate, resident; Charlie Andrews, site manager for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ); and Tim Knight, DEQ abandoned inactive sites. Host: Robert Collins