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Water Pollution / Lake Erie / Potomac River #217651

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 27, 1971
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(Studio) Less than 500 of 40,000 inds. have submitted required applications in admin water pollution control program; deadline 5 days away. Raw sewage from disabled treatment plant flowing into Lake Erie.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Cleveland, Ohio) Bathers and boaters warned about sewage. [Cleveland utilities director William GASKILL - says major health hazard to Ohio recreational facilities on Lake Erie; drinking water not affected.] Plant damaged by flood.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) Officials declare 65 mile of Potomac River health hazard.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Potomac River, DC) [Unidentified BOATER - says swimming and fishing in Potomac River unsafe, due to pollution.] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging ban on swimming, water skiing and wading in Potomac River. [DC medical society president Dr. Marvin KORENGOLD - says tragedy that situation could be helped, but isn't.] Washington, DC central sewage treatment plant to be expanded to deal with situation by 1974.
REPORTER: Tony Sargent

Mudd, Roger;
Sargent, Tony;
Wagner, Richard

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