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Steel Industry / Problems / Economy and Pollution #249191

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 28, 1977
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(Studio) Bethlehem Steel's report on losses for last quarter and industry troubles compared to economy troubles, noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Braddock, Pennsylvania) Report with regard to issue of jobs versus air pollution controls. Cited as example of situation is Braddock, Pennsylvania, and Allegheny Cnty. steel mills. Referendum on issue described. [PEOPLE - cite opposition to enforcing pollution laws.] Alleged steel companies' use of issue and opposition to referendum of steelworkers' union noted. [USW spokesperson James SMITH - cites lack of proof that nonobservance of antipollution laws would decrease jobs, and proof of Unhealthy conditions prior to those laws.] [Allegheny Cnty. commissioner James FLAHERTY - cites belief people should be allowed to speak out and express own ideas on issue.] Implications of referendum outcome described.
REPORTER: Mitchell Krauss

Cronkite, Walter;
Krauss, Mitchell

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