CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 12, 1973
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(Studio) Conf. begins tomorrow on effects oil spills in ocean. Govt. study reveals Atlantic Ocean polluted with oil and plastics to extent heretofore unexpected.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Narragansett, Rhode Island) Microscopic plankton primary food of ocean and produce much of earth's oxygen supply. [Marine Fisheries Service spokesperson Ken. SHERMAN - says massive pollution found in ocean study.] Pollution has occurred within last few years, due perhaps to oil from tankers and plastics from industries along American seaboard. Studies suggest decline in amount of life in ocean over last 10 years Reporter Bruce Hall talks with scientist Ken. Honey. [HONEY - says pollution increasing rapidly.] Ocean study being curtailed because of budget cuts.
REPORTER: David Culhane
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