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DEQ Secretary Dale Givens Interview (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-01-12

Duration: 00:10:16

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Environmental Quality | GIVENS, DALE


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Givens, Dale Interviewee


This segment from the January 12, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robert Collins’ in-studio interview with Dale Givens, the new secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). He discusses: the plans to build a uranium enrichment plant in the town of Homer in Claiborne Parish; his goal of balancing the interests of environmentalists and industry; enforcement actions; his stance on the self-auditing process of industry; and the importance of working towards compliance.