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Atmosphere / Ozone Layer #106839

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 01, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Environmental Protection Agency plan to freeze production of chemicals deemed dangerous to ozone layer announced. Report introduced.

(DC: Bettina Gregory) Impact of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) on ozone layer of atmosphere featured; details given, scenes shown. Resulting increase in skin cancer, cataracts and other diseases due to breakdown of ozone layer noted. Satellite photos of ozone layer shown. [EPA administration Lee THOMAS - says don't have substitutes for these chemicals.] Environmental Protection Agency plan to cut down on CFCs over decade outlined. [Natural Resources Defense Council spokesperson David DONINGER - says Environmental Protection Agency plan won't work and ozone depletion will get worse.]

Gregory, Bettina;
Jennings, Peter

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