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Environmental Control Commission Meeting (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, Livingston Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-10-23

Duration: 00:06:32

Subjects: Environment | Louisiana. Department of Natural Resources. Environmental Control Commission | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Louisiana. Department of Natural Resources | Louisiana. Department of Justice | Tate Cove Abandoned Hazardous Waste Site


  • Hardy, Paul Speaker
  • Healy, Jerry Speaker
  • Impson, Jim Speaker
  • Blome, Ron Host


This segment from the October 23, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the meeting of the Environmental Control Commission and their decision to postpone the Department of Natural Resource’s plan to clean up the abandoned hazardous waste site at Tate Cove in Evangeline Parish near Ville Platte due to local opposition of the plan. The meeting also focused on the disagreement between the Department of Natural Resources and the Attorney General’s Office over two plans aimed at cleaning up the Sheffield Oil Company’s waste oil recovery plant in Livingston Parish. Host: Ron Blome