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East Coast Heat Wave / Pollution, Power #21596

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 21, 1972
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(Studio) E. Coast of United States suffers unusual heat, pollution, and electric power cutbacks. In Ohio, hundreds of industry plants face court action in government efforts to cut pollution. Pennsylvania has similar problem.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) City lies under dangerous blanket of hot, stagnant air. Golden Triangle, still drying out from June floods, almost invisible behind curtain of pollution. Steel plants of Monongahela Valley cut back 1/3-1/2 production. People with respiratory and heart conditions warned to stay indoors. [Allegheny County Health Department air pollution chief, Ron CHLEBOSKI - says meteorology has improved, ventilation rates increasing.]

(NYC) Air is polluted, hot, and muggy in NYC, but major problem is electrical power. Consolidated Edison notes strain on power during heat wave when all air conditioners are on.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

Jackson, Gregory;
McDowell, Al;
Smith, Howard K.

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