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Oil Spill Response Plan (1989)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-12-22

Duration: 00:05:40

Subjects: OIL SPILLS | Emergency management | Disaster response and recovery


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Barrett, Barney Interviewee
  • Van Sickle, Virginia Interviewee
  • Hammatt, Bruce Interviewee
  • Penland, Shea Interviewee
  • Groat, Chip Interviewee
  • Rouse, Larry Interviewee


This segment from the December 22, 1989, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the state’s work in updating their oil spill emergency response plan following the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska earlier in the year. He interviews: Barney Barrett, a geologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF); Secretary Virginia Van Sickle of LDWF; Bruce Hammatt, the emergency response coordinator for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ); Shea Penland, a geologist with the Louisiana Geological Survey; Dr. Chip Groat, state geologist; and Larry Rouse of the Coastal Studies Institute. Host: Robert Collins