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Water Pollution / Great Lakes / Reserve Mining Disposal Site #259070

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 07, 1978
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(Studio) United States and Canadian officials' long-time concern about industry pollution of Great Lakes noted. Move to end one source of that pollution reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Silver Bay, Minnesota) File film shown. Reserve Mining's dumping of taconite tailings, containing asbestos, into Lake Superior and long conflict over this detailed. Announcement today by company, owned by Armco and Republic Steel, that disposal site will be completed and Lake Superior dumping ended by 1980 if favorable IRS (Internal Revenue Service) ruling is passed, reported [Minnesota Governor Rudy PERPICH - calls this happy day for Minnesota residents.] Impt. of Reserve Mining to economy of Silver Bay, Minnesota, described. [Local banker Bob DRAEGER - says decision will have settling effect on everyone.] [Busman. Ray WEBER - feels new construction will be result of decision.] [Silver Bay Mayor Mel KOEPKE - thinks it will be years before dispute is forgotten.]

Faw, Bob;
Mudd, Roger

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