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American Agenda (Environment: Drinking Water) #160295

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 01, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report on two studies on drinking water safety introduced.

(No location given: Michele Norris) The issue of contamination in America's drinking water examined; details given of the incident at the Southern Nevada water plant in which a parasite got into the tap water. [Victim's sister Sherry SIRIANNI - expresses anger over unsafe water.] Map shown of cities having water safety problems. [Environmental Working Group Richard WILES, Natural Resources Defense Council Erik OLSON - say Americans have a right to good water.] The aging of America's water treatment centers reviewed. Recommendations to come from the Environmental Protection Agency and CDC (Centers for Disease Control) for those with immune system disorders on how to purify their drinking water outlined. [President CLINTON - promises to veto the revised Clean Water Act.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Norris, Michele
Duration:
00:03:30

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