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Air Pollution / New Jersey Cars Tests #218622

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Aug 14, 1971
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency air pollution standards will affect New Jersey car drivers soon.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt

(Trenton, New Jersey) New Jersey to begin testing all cars registered in state next year for carbon monoxide emission. [Unidentified car TESTER - says 20-25% of cars fail test.] [Ford Motor Company spokesperson John ST. JOHN - says no acceptable correlation exists between measurements of emissions from idle cars and levels of exhaust emissions measured by federal certification procedures.] [New Jersey Environment Protection Department spokesperson John ELSTON - says 1975 cars must be cleaner; New Jersey clean air depends primarily on Detroit auto mfrs.] [General Motors researcher Dr. Fred BOWDITCH - doubts can meet 1976 oxides and nitrogen standards.] [EPA spokesperson John MIDDLETON - says toll roads, parking rates may have to be adjusted to encourage more passengers per car.]
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Reporter(s):
Kuralt, Charles;
Schorr, Daniel
Duration:
00:05:10

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