ABC Evening News for Monday, May 01, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Intro. of legislature by Senator Albert Gore to phase out chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) because they damage earth's ozone layer noted. Report introduced.
(Orono, ME: Ned Potter) Problem of eliminating CFCs featured. [World Resources Institution's Rafe POMERANCE - says it is role of government to push industry to phase out CFCs.] [GORE - says it is hard for people to see that this threat is real.] Chemical industry's response to phasing out CFCs noted. [Du Pont Company spokesperson Joseph GLAS - says phasing out in 5 years would disrupt air conditioning.] Current uses of CFCs reviewed. [Imperical Chemical Inds. spokesperson Mike HARRIS - explains task of removing CFCs from fabric of society.] Research into replacement compounds examined. [University of Maine professor Richard HILL - talks about CFC-free refrigerator he developed.]
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