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Copper Industry / Arizona / Zaire Invasion #258018

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 25, 1978
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(Studio) Report on effect of rebel invasion into Zaire on lives of some people in Arizona.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Tucson, Arizona) Effect of foreign copper prices on copper mining industry in US described; effects just in Arizona, especially town of Casa Grande, detailed. [Paul ZIMMERMAN - has been to Colorado, Texas, everywhere to try for mining jobs.] Present situation and outlook for American copper industry examined. [Arizona Mining Association head Jim RICHARDSON - discusses long process of developing copper mines; says foreign copper is destroying domestic industry] Amt. of money copper industry spends on pollution control and added effects of this to its problems noted. United States imports of copper from Chile, Peru, Zambia and Zaire mentioned; slight effect of recent rebel invasion in Zaire on world copper prices and probability that it won't help American industry cited. American ind.'s efforts to get aid for self outlined.

Brady, Ray;
Cronkite, Walter

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