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Jerry Martin Interview (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-11-27

Duration: 00:08:04

Subjects: HAZARDOUS WASTES | Dow Chemical Company | Environment


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Martin, Jerry Interviewee


This segment from the November 27, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton’s interview with Jerry Martin, the director of environmental quality at Dow Chemical USA. He discusses: Louisiana’s image as a dumping ground for hazardous waste; the importance of hazardous waste management; Dow’s policies of waste reduction and waste incineration; the government’s role in monitoring incineration; and the industry’s role in educating the public about hazardous waste.