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Controversial Tate Cove Clean-Up Plan (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, Alsen, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-09-24

Duration: 00:06:10

Subjects: Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. | Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Tate Cove Abandoned Hazardous Waste Site | Louisiana. Department of Natural Resources


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Collicott, Charles Speaker
  • Eames, George Speaker
  • Screen, Pat Interviewee
  • Simoneaux, Frank Speaker
  • Brent, Alan Speaker
  • Rubenstein, Art Speaker


This segment from the September 24, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the public outcry surrounding the selection of Rollins Environmental Services, Inc. for the clean-up of the abandoned hazardous waste site at Tate Cove in Evangeline Parish and their plan to transport the waste for disposal at their plant located near the small town of Alsen in East Baton Rouge Parish. This report includes highlights of a press conference given by Rollins officials to assure the public that they will be disposing of the waste according to the highest environmental standards. Host: Beth George