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The Future of Nuclear Energy in Louisiana (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-05-04

Duration: 00:07:44

Subjects: Gulf States Utilities | River Bend Nuclear Station | Louisiana Power & Light Company | Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station | Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.) | 1970s energy crisis | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1979 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | NUCLEAR ENERGY | Energy | Nuclear power plants | Public utilities


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • George, Beth Host
  • Teller, Edward Speaker
  • Kimball, Clyde Interviewee
  • Benedetto, Bill Interviewee
  • Kennon, Kenwood Interviewee
  • Tauzin, Billy Interviewee


This segment from the May 4, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-depth report on the attempt to ban the construction of two nuclear power plants in Louisiana, the River Bend Nuclear Station in St. Francisville by Gulf States Utilities and the Waterford 3 Nuclear Station in St. Charles Parish by Louisiana Power and Light, after the accident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant in Pennsylvania. Host: Ron Blome Host: Beth George