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Bayou Bonfouca Clean-up Controversy (1994)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-01-21

Duration: 00:09:29

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


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Tierney, Lucy Interviewee
  • Polivick, Stan Interviewee
  • Whittey, Henry Interviewee
  • Dunbar, George Interviewee
  • Cry, Irma Interviewee


This segment from the January 21, 1994, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on Slidell residents’ concerns about the clean-up process for the hazardous waste site at Bayou Bonfouca due to the use of a toxic waste incinerator. Chapa reports that Bayou Bonfouca is the most expensive Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) superfund clean-up site in the nation. She interviews: Lucy Tierney, resident; Stan Polivick, Slidell city engineer; Henry Whittey, resident; George Dunbar, artist; and Irma Cry, the executive director of the Slidell Chamber of Commerce. Host: Robert Collins