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Uranium Enrichment Plant Concerns (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Homer, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-01-12

Duration: 00:16:36

Subjects: Environment | Energy | Nuclear power plants


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Johnston, J. Bennett Interviewee
  • Philpot, Nelson Interviewee
  • Ellis, R.T. Interviewee
  • Boyd, Mary Interviewee
  • Walker, Natalie Interviewee


This segment from the January 12, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s update on the continued efforts of the Citizens Against Nuclear Trash to stop Louisiana Energy Services’ plan to build a uranium enrichment plant in the Claiborne Parish town of Homer. His report touches on the claims of environmental racism made by African American residents in the parish. His report includes highlights of the recent meetings of the Citizens Against Nuclear Trash and the Claiborne Parish Police Jury. Duhe also interviews: United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston; Dr. Nelson Philpot, former head of the local agricultural experiment station; R.T. Ellis of the nearby town of Arizona; Mary Boyd, Louisiana Energy Services; and Natalie Walker, Sierra Club Legal Dense Fund. Host: Robert Collins