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Poisoning of American (Environment: Plastic In Water) #118298

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 06, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Finding of plastic containers by oceanographer Jacques Cousteau in Antarctic noted. Report introduced.

(Padre Island, Texas: Al Dale) Pollution of Texas Gulf shores by plastic featured ; details given, scenes shown. [Center for Environment Educ. Linda MARANIS - talks about pollution of Texas beaches.] [Padre Island National Sea Shore spokesperson John HUNTER - describes debris that washed up from world shipping.] Impt. of plastic reviewed; scenes shown from United Artist/Embassy film "The Graduate". Cataloging by University of Texas researchers of plastic debris on Mustang Island detailed. [Researcher Pam PLOTKIN -says polluters are everybody who uses waters.] Photos shown of animals killed by plastic. [PLOTKIN - shows plastic ingested by sea turtles.] Attempts to regulate plastic disposal reviewed.

Dale, Al;
Jennings, Peter

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