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Chemicals & Cancer (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-10-18

Duration: 00:13:02

Subjects: Public health | Cancer | PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Correa, Pelayo Interviewee
  • Fontenot, William Interviewee
  • Loy, Fred Interviewee
  • Waldrop, Windolyn Interviewee
  • Moore, Charles Interviewee
  • Campbell, Velma Interviewee


This segment from the October 18, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on recent studies linking cancer deaths in Louisiana to chemical exposure from hazardous waste and petrochemical plants. He interviews: Dr. Pelayo Correa, cancer specialist; William Fontenot, an environmental specialist with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office; Fred Loy of the Louisiana Chemical Association; Windolyn Waldrop, the wife of Michael Waldrop who sued his employer, Vistron Corporation, after being diagnosed with colon cancer; Charles Moore, the Waldrop family attorney; and Dr. Velma Campbell of Ochsner Hospital.