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Livingston Train Derailment Update (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Livingston, Livingston Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-10-15

Duration: 00:07:48

Subjects: Railroad accidents | Hazardous substances | Chemicals -- Fires and fire prevention | Pollution | Environment | Environmental monitoring | Louisiana. Department of Natural Resources


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Hood, Norris Interviewee
  • Taylor, Harriet Interviewee
  • Braud, Sarah Speaker
  • Coleman, David Speaker
  • Blackwell, Willis Interviewee
  • Brown, Ouida Interviewee
  • Simoneaux, Frank Speaker
  • Porter, Jim Speaker
  • Vincent, Ross Interviewee


This segment from the October 15, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an update on the train derailment and subsequent chemical fires in the town of Livingston. This report focuses on the return of evacuated residents to their homes and their lingering concerns over the possible contamination caused by the hazardous chemicals on the train. Host: Beth George