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Water Quality in New Orleans (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-07-24

Duration: 00:16:55

Subjects: Environment | WATER SUPPLY | Water quality | MISSISSIPPI RIVER | Water chlorination | Public health | Cancer | Water pollution | Environmental monitoring


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Harris, Robert Interviewee
  • Segeloff, Albert Interviewee
  • Laseter, John Interviewee


This segment from the July 24, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-depth report on the quality of the drinking water pulled from the Mississippi River in New Orleans and the surrounding parishes. This report addresses the possible linkage between high cancer rates, water chlorination and the organic and chemical pollutants found in the water. It also touches on the need for environmental monitoring of the water supply. Host: Ron Blome