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Italy / Underwater Poison #251634

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 24, 1977
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(Studio) Oil well blowout in North Sea not only man-made hazard in oceans around Europe; 1 is off coast of Italy.
REPORTER: Ed Bradley

(No location given) Report on dangers of lead compounds in drums left from 1974 collision of Yugoslav freighter and another ship. Comments of underwater scientist Jacques Cousteau noted. People in Otranto and other towns along coast were alarmed and environmentalists warn current could carry poison all along Italy's Adriatic coast to Venice and affect Yugoslavia and Greece coasts, too. In Otranto, it's not only matter of personal danger, but economy, to fishing and tourist inds. Recovery operation and danger to divers noted. [DIVER - is a bit afraid, but has confidence.] Many drums remain underwater; job of recovery has just begun.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Bradley, Ed;
Quint, Bert

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