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Energy Crisis / Garbage Power #23911

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 30, 1973
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(Studio) Chairperson Federal Power Commission John Nassikas states electrical power must be cut 10% around country to achieve necessary savings. Suggested solutions to energy crisis follow.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Saint Louis, Missouri) 4/5 of garbage taken to electrical power company and used as coal substitute to run generators for electricity. [Union Electric Company Dave KLUMB - admits total Saint Louis refuse less than required to meet energy consumption of city.] Klumb asked if city would burn more garbage if available. [KLUMB - admits more garbage needed to substitute for coal. City investigates waste oil and sewage sludge to replace coal to run power plants.]
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

Dobbs, Greg;
Reasoner, Harry

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