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Catalytic Converter #238748

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 24, 1975
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(Studio) Almost all 1975 cars equipped with exhaust control devide, catalytic converter; new controversy surrounds device.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) National Forest Service suspects at least 3 brush fires started by heat thrown off by catalytic converter. General Services Administration cautions heads of federal agencies about potential dangers. [EPA emissions director Eric STORK - says there's nothing new about car fires; agrees catalytic converter should be investigated, but there's no cause for alarm.] General Motors says converter creates no greater hazard than conventional exhaust systems. Gulf Oil prohibits autos with converters from certain areas of refineries as safety measure.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton

Benton, Nelson;
Cronkite, Walter

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