ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 18, 1972
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(Studio) Federal government files civil complaint in New York and New Jersey in effort to stop pollution of New York harbor and nearby waters.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(NYC) Environmental Protection Agency and Justice Department move simultaneously against whole city and large parts of state in effort to halt pollution. Law suit names New York City Mayor Lindsay, City of New York, and New Jersey communities. [US attorney for New Jersey, Herbert J. STERN - says inconceivable that court order to clean up harbor will not be followed.] [New York City Envtl. Protection Admin., Jerome KRETCHMER - calls whole thing frivolous. Says city has been dealing with federal agencies on problem for 2 years] Kretchmer says there is political motivation behind suits.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker
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