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SFI Controversy, Part 1 (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-10-08

Duration: 00:13:32

Subjects: Environment | Louisiana. Department of Environmental Quality | HAZARDOUS WASTES


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Hardy, Marcy Interviewee
  • Barrilliaux, Maria Interviewee
  • Liuzza, Kathy Interviewee
  • Jackson, Leonard Interviewee
  • Greene, Tom Interviewee


This segment from the October 8, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of Arcie Chapa’s report on the controversy surrounding the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) decision to accept a draft permit for the construction of a hazardous waste facility in St. Gabriel by Supplemental Fuels, Inc. (SFI). Her report focuses on residents’ opposition to the facility and includes highlights of a recent DEQ public hearing. She interviews: Marcy Hardy, resident; Maria Barrilliaux, resident; Kathy Liuzza, DEQ hazardous waste division; Leonard Jackson, police juror; and State Senator Tom Greene. Host: Robert Collins