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Environment vs. Economy / Oconto Falls, Wisconsin #256577

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 24, 1978
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(Studio) Wisconsin town's problem with conflict between environmental and economy reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Oconto Falls, WI) Report on environmental-econ. situation in Oconto Falls concerning Scott Paper Company plant and state charges about its dumping of chemical waste in nearby river. Wisconsin assistant attorney general Charles BLECK - describes damage to river from company] Scott's reply to charges and economy of further anti-pollution changes noted. [Plant manager Nick CUSANO - cites high cost of gaining compliance environmentally as reason for decision to cut back.] [Employee David BROWN - says some employees feel company was picked on by state.] [Employee Frederick BALLIETT - says regulatory agency has become giant with unyielding heart.] [Merchant Leonard LAABS - describes effect of plant cutbacks on workers.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Faw, Bob

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