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East Coast / Beach Water Pollution #117781

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 05, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Senator reported passing bill designed to keep track of med. waste.

(NYC: Ned Potter) Story of how medical waste winds up on E. coast beaches featured; details given of germ-filled waste generated by operating rooms, scenes shown. [Greater New York Hospital Association spokesperson Ken. RASKE - says amt. of waste is increase] Cost of disposal of throwaway medical items noted. [American Hospital Association spokesperson Bruce McPHERSON - explains cost.] Illegal dumping of medical waste discussed. [Waste disposal executive George HALSTEN - discusses problems.] [New Jersey attorney general Cary EDWARDS -says it is not criminal offense in New Jersey to dispose of medical waste.] [Lenox Hill Hospital spokesperson Mike MUSCARA - says problem of waste will only get worse.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned
Duration:
00:02:50

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