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Deep Well Injection Safety, Part 2 (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Westwego, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-04-06

Duration: 00:07:02

Subjects: Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Monteith, Carolyn Interviewee
  • Junker, Anita Interviewee
  • White, Bob Interviewee
  • Fontenot, Willie Interviewee
  • Orr, Mary Lee Interviewee


This segment from the April 6, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the second part of Karen Nachman’s report on the safety of deep well injection, a hazardous waste disposal method used in Louisiana. Nachman reports that a federal ban on deep well injection starts on January 1, 1991, though companies can apply for exemptions from the EPA. She focuses on the different approaches taken by two Louisiana companies, Martin Marietta in New Orleans and their decision to stop using deep well injection and American Cyanamid in Westwego and their decision to keep using deep well injection. She interviews: Carolyn Monteith, environmental manager for Martin Marietta; Anita Junker and Bob White of American Cyanamid; Willie Fontenot of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office; and Mary Lee Orr of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network. Host: Robert Collins