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Chlorine Leak Concerns (1992)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. Gabriel, Iberville Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1992-02-28

Duration: 00:08:36

Subjects: Environment | Air pollution


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Hoffman, Peggy Speaker
  • Gaudet, Chris Interviewee
  • Bennett, B.L. Speaker
  • Gaudet, Kay Interviewee
  • Templet, Paul Interviewee


This segment from the February 28, 1992, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on the community’s concerns about the January 13, 1992, chlorine leak at the Pioneer Chemical Plant in St. Gabriel. Chapa reports that it took authorities more than 90 minutes to alert the public about the leak. Her report includes highlights of a community meeting, including comments by: Chris Gaudet, meeting organizer; Peggy Hoffman, St. Gabriel resident; and B.L. Bennett, the plant manager. Chapa also interviews: Chris Gaudet, St. Gabriel resident; Kay Gaudet, St. Gabriel resident; and Dr. Paul Templet, the former secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Host: Robert Collins