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Technology & Hazardous Waste Disposal (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-11-15

Duration: 00:10:25

Subjects: Environment | Technology | HAZARDOUS WASTES | Pollution | Microorganisms | Scientific research | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Dow Chemical Company


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Vincent, Ross Interviewee
  • Daigre, Gerard Interviewee
  • Cole, Stan Interviewee
  • Portier, Ralph Interviewee
  • Templet, Paul Interviewee


This segment from the November 15, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on using technology to clean up hazardous waste in Louisiana. His report focuses on Dow Chemical’s use of incineration technology and LSU scientists’ research into the use of microorganisms for hazardous waste disposal. He interviews: Ross Vincent of the Ecology Center; Gerard Daigre, Dow Chemical; Stan Cole, Dow Chemical; Dr. Ralph Portier, LSU professor; and Paul Templet, LSU professor.