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Railroad Safety in Louisiana (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Livingston, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-10-08

Duration: 00:09:33

Subjects: Railroads | SAFETY | Railroad accidents | Hazardous substances | Chemicals -- Fires and fire prevention


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Ellzey, Lois Interviewee
  • Mason, Jeangta Interviewee
  • Hebert, Rob Interviewee
  • Garrison, Bo Interviewee
  • Herring, Carrol Interviewee


This segment from the October 8, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on railroad safety in Louisiana following the train derailment and subsequent chemical fires in the town of Livingston in Livingston Parish. This report touches on the need for more personnel to inspect rails and rail cars and more equipment for fighting chemical fires throughout the state. It also includes footage of the continuing fires at the disaster site and interviews with evacuees from Livingston. Host: Beth George