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Waste Tire Backlog, Part 1 (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana, Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-05-26

Duration: 00:08:53

Subjects: Environment | Louisiana. Department of Environmental Quality | TIRES | RECYCLING


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Gates, Glenda Interviewee
  • Gates, Raymond Interviewee
  • Bordelon, Filmore Interviewee
  • Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty" Interviewee


This segment from the May 26, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of Arcie Chapa’s report on the 50 million waste tire backlog in Louisiana. Chapa reports that the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) collects a $2 fee for the proper disposal of old tires, but has only licensed three processors around the state. Her report also touches on the Senate passing a resolution asking the Legislative Auditor and Inspector General to investigate the situation. She interviews: Glenda Gates and Raymond Gates of Rural Tire Recycling; Filmore Bordelon of DEQ; and State Senator B.B. “Sixty” Rayburn. Host: Robert Collins