CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 10, 1978
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(Studio) EPA's recall order for almost all AMC cars for 1976 reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Springfield, Virginia) Details given concerning Environmental Protection Agency recall order; AMC vehicles affected include some United States Postal Service trucks. Continuing tests on autos that must comply with California's tougher anti-pollution laws noted. EPA deputy administration Barbara Blum's news conference at Environmental Protection Agency test center in Virginia detailed. [BLUM - cites effects possible from breathing nitrogen oxide that can escape from recalled vehicles. States that people will return cars for recall if safety feature involved, but not so much if it's environment problem.]
REPORTER: Nelson Benton
(Detroit, Michigan) AMC's position that Environmental Protection Agency has overreacted and report of cntry.'s biggest AMC dealer that malfunctions of part under investigation have been rare noted. [Greenfield AMC service manager Ron MARSH - says he's changed few of these parts.] [AMC dealer Naiff KELLEL - cites reasons most people won't bring cars in for replacement parts.] Is noted that manufacturer that supplied part for AMC also supplied Ford Motors and General Motors.
REPORTER: Bob Faw
(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency statement about number of recalls quoted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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