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EPA / Catalytic Converters #226538

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 06, 1973
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency administration Russell Train reports catalytic converters to be put on new cars immediately.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Catalytic converters are controversial. Environmental Protection Agency scientists believe converters are potentially dangerous. [US Environment Research Center spokesperson Dr. John FINKLEA - states people with asthma and chronic lung and heart conditions would suffer more from converters.] General Motors Corporation officials insist converters pose no serious threat. [GM Corporation Dr. Ernest STARKMAN - believes forced deadline for converters keeps evaluation of converters from completion.] [At Senate hearing, TRAIN - insists postponement would delay air standards proposed for coming years] Environmental Protection Agency scientists and administrators still disagree.
REPORTER: Robert Bahr

Bahr, Robert;
Cronkite, Walter

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