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EPA / Water Pollution Standards #253045

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 01, 1977
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency puts new water pollution standards into effect. Many cities and factories don't meet deadline.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Steubenville, Ohio) Steubenville, Ohio, is 1 city not meeting standards; it overlooks 1 of most polluted areas of Ohio River Not all pollution comes from this town, but town and its largest employer, Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, have done some. Situation won't be corrected till new water treatment plant finished in 1979. [Mayor William CRABBE - notes problems with fed. government in finishing plant.] Environmental Protection Agency official says city probably won't be target for enforcement because, like many other cities, it moves toward compliance. What may happen to steel company is less certain. Environmental Protection Agency regional dir. George Alexander says anyone stalling on compliance will get little sympathy. [ALEXANDER - says there'll be hard push on major noncompliers.] Environmental Protection Agency to begin survey of noncompliers.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Cronkite, Walter

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