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Proposed Nuclear Waste Storage in Webster Parish (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Webster Parish, Louisiana, 32.6147009, -93.2889164

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-03-06

Duration: 00:12:15

Subjects: Environment | NUCLEAR WASTE | Salt domes | United States. Department of Energy


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host


This segment from the March 6, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-depth report on the proposed storage of nuclear waste in the Vacherie salt dome in Webster Parish. This report includes: the controversy over the ongoing study by LSU researchers on the suitability of the salt dome for nuclear waste storage; interviews with concerned citizens; and the agreement made between Louisiana and the federal government, giving Louisiana veto power on storing nuclear waste in the state. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome