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IT Corporation Permit Hearing (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Burnside, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-10-03

Duration: 00:04:45

Subjects: Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | IT Corporation | Louisiana. Department of Natural Resources. Environmental Control Commission


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Cointment, Ruby Interviewee
  • Thies, John Interviewee


This segment from the October 3, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on an Environmental Control Commission hearing on granting a permit to the IT Corporation in order to build an $85 million hazardous waste disposal plant in Ascension Parish, a plan opposed by local residents. If built, this plant would be the largest hazardous waste disposal plant in the world. Host: Ron Blome