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Poisoning of American (Environment: Med. Waste) (Part I) #118279

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 05, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement of week-long series on environmental noted. Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Threlkeld) Problem with medical waste along E. coast beaches and shoreline featured; details given, scenes and map shown. [BEACHGOER, Senator Dan. Patrick MOYNIHAN - comment on problem.] Efforts to find culprits detailed. [Rhode Island attorney general James O'NEIL - blames Mayor Ed Koch and NYC.] Arresting of those involved in illegal dumping reported [New York City sanitation department spokesperson Brendan SEXTON - discusses high cost of medical waste disposal.] Refuse from home nursing care and nursing homes detailed. Environmental Protection Agency noted assigning only one investigator to "med.-waste" problem. [EPA administration Lee THOMAS - comments on waste disposal.] [Senator Bill BRADLEY - comments.] [Natural Resources Defense Council spokesperson Jacqueline WARREN -says oceans are used as disposal sites.]

Jennings, Peter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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