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Ascension Parish Superfund Sites (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-01-12

Duration: 00:14:30

Subjects: Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Pollution | United States. Environmental Protection Agency


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Favorite, Amos Interviewee
  • Ethridge, Harold Interviewee
  • Guste, William Interviewee
  • Robert, Theresa Interviewee
  • Fontenot, Willie Interviewee


This segment from the January 12, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen Nachman’s report on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plans to clean-up two superfund sites in Ascension Parish, the Old Inger Oil Refinery and the Dutchtown Treatment Plant. Nachman reports that citizens are skeptical that the clean-up will happen as planned due to ongoing problems with the superfund program. She interviews: Amos Favorite, concerned citizen in Dutchtown; Harold Ethridge of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ); Attorney General William Guste; and Theresa Robert of Save Our Selves. Robert Collins then conducts an in-studio interview with Willie Fontenot, an environmental specialist with the Attorney General’s Office. He discusses the status of the EPA superfund clean-up at sites throughout Louisiana.