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Your Money, Your Choice (Environment: Desalting Plant) #150705

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 31, 1994
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The weekly look at how the government spends taxpayers' money introduced

(Yuma, Arizona: John Martin) The cost of an environmental project to take the salt from Arizona farm water that drains into Mexico examined; scenes shown from Yuma, Arizona, of the 250 million dollar plant approved by Congress that took 18 years to build and desalts so little water that it has been put on standby status. [Project manager David GUDGEL - says the plant is no longer needed.] The cost of keeping the plant on standby status cited. [Bureau of Reclamation Dan BEARD, American Rivers Gail PETERS - say the project should be dropped.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Clinton's administration reported soon deciding whether to ask Congress to keep the plant open or close it.

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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