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Bossier City Contamination, Part 2 (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-07-16

Duration: 00:12:58

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


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Sanders, Aubyn Interviewee
  • Raney, Michelle Interviewee
  • Fontenot, Willie Interviewee
  • Malek, Beji Interviewee
  • Smith, James Interviewee
  • Knight, Tim Interviewee
  • Kanner, Allan Interviewee


This segment from the July 16, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the second part of Jeff Duhe’s report on Bossier City residents’ concerns about contamination at an abandoned oil refinery site. Duhe reports that residents have complained about chemical smells that are causing people to become sick. His report focuses on Oxy Corporation’s study into the cause of the contamination. He interviews: Aubyn Sanders, resident; Michelle Raney, resident; Willie Fontenot, environmental coordinator for the Attorney General’s Office; Beji Malek, environmental manager for discontinued operations for Oxy USA; James Smith, resident; Tim Knight, abandoned sites manager for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ); and Allan Kanner, environmental lawyer. Host: Robert Collins