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Drinking Water / Pollution #254782

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 25, 1978
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency standards for water purity reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Pollutants defined as industry and by-products of purifiers. Cancer-causing agents in some water noted. [EPA administration Douglas COSTLE - connects problem with industry rivers.] Carbon filters said recommended. [COSTLE - will drink water, but prefers it free of chemicals.] Home water filters said maybe helpful, but need testing.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) Cost of meeting standards reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami, Florida) Film of Everglades shown. Trihalomethanes identified as problem agents. Dangers of chlorinated water noted. Faults of EPA proposal cited. [Dade Company water authority Gerrett SLOAN - questions EPA recommendation.] [EPA John WHITE - says start must begin somewhere.] Other bad-water scares in Dade Company recalled.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard;
Teichner, Martha

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