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Smog Control / Gas Cars #205725

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 26, 1969
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(Studio) Gas company in S California previews breakthrough in auto contribution to pollution,
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Los Angeles, California) Plan involves using natural gas for fuel, with little pollution at 1/2 price. [Project Director Reine CORBEIL - cites low of smog.] Engines standard. Special air filters with hoses and special tanks required. Modifications cost $300. [CORBEIL - says disadvantages are taking up usable space and limited range and power. Doubt average driver would note difference.] Dual system permits driver to use gas when in city and gasoline in country Hard to fuel up with natural gas at present. Gas Company to convert entire fleet of 4,000 vehicles.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Terry;
Reasoner, Harry

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