CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 11, 1971
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(Studio) Salmon rescued from Columbia and Snake Rivers due to nitrogen in water.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Dalton Point, OR) Columbia and Snake Rivers turned into series of lakes by dams; dams cause water to pick up nitrogen, killing fish. [WA Fish Commission spokesperson Kirk BEININGEN - describes how nitrogen kills fish in 3-4 min.] [Conservationist Art SOLOMON - says fish in jeopardy of existence due to corps of engineers.] [Engineer Corps Colonel Richard CONNELL - intends to take steps necessary to reduce nitrogen in water.] Corps of engineers rescue some fish at 1 dam, truck them past dangerous areas; permanent solution needed.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
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