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Air Pollution / Copper #214669

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 31, 1971
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(Studio) Arizona copper companies fire 4 geologists, saying times tough. 1 geologist blames it on unrealistic envtl. regulations proposed for Arizona copper industry
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Phoenix, Arizona) People flee in vain to Arizona to escape pollution. Copper smelting pours sulfur dioxide into air.
REPORTER: Ben Silver

(Douglas, Arizona) Phelps Dodge Corporation will have to shut down operations if pollution standards are not lowered. [Copper smelter Robert SMITH - says if plant closes people will lose jobs and benefits.] Pollution harms crops, causes medical problems.
REPORTER: Ben Silver

(Phoenix, Arizona) [Phelps Dodge Corporation George MONROE - says cost of $240 million necessary to bring smelters into compliance with pollution laws; 1/3 worth of company] [Arizona Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association Ben CHAIKEN - says envtl. health effects necessitate stringent air pollution standards.]
REPORTER: Ben Silver

(Douglas, Arizona) A poll shows a major of Arizonans want tougher pollution laws.
REPORTER: Ben Silver

Reporter(s):
Collingwood, Charles;
Silver, Ben
Duration:
00:04:10

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