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Reducing Chemical Plant Emissions (1994)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, St. James Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-12-02

Duration: 00:19:42

Subjects: Environment | Pollution | Chemical industry | Louisiana. Department of Environmental Quality | Air pollution


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Kucharski, Bill Speaker
  • Gill, Jas Interviewee
  • French, Morgan Interviewee
  • Kleiner, Richard Interviewee
  • Templet, Paul Interviewee
  • Baker, Bettsie Interviewee


This segment from the December 2, 1994, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the success of some Louisiana chemical companies in reducing their toxic emissions. His report includes highlights of Secretary Bill Kurcharski of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recognizing several companies for their efforts in reducing pollution. Duhe also visits Olin Manufacturing in Lake Charles and IMC Agrico in St. James Parish and interviews: Jas Gill, Olin Manufacturing director; Morgan French, Olin environmental manager; and Richard Kleiner, IMC Agrico spokesman. Host Robert Collins then conducts an in-studio interview with Dr. Paul Templet, former DEQ secretary, and Bettsie Baker, Louisiana Chemical Association.