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Mexico-California River Pollution Problems #260069

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 19, 1979
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(Studio) Report on problems arising when water pollution isn't caused by industry, but by residents of another country
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Calexico, California) Report is on health problems posed by New River in California, or Rio Nuevo as it is named in Mexico. Pollution of river in Mexico prior to its passage into California's Imperial Valley farmlands to flow into Salton Sea described. Films shown. United States officials' fears of epidemic because of river pollution stated. [Cnty. health officer Dr. Lee COTTRELL - comments on health problem potential.] Mexicali, Mexico, officials' response and their attempts to work with United States officials noted. [Baja California, Mexico, Lieutenant Governor Armando GALLEGO - discusses efforts to solve problem.] Growing concerns in Imperial Valley stated. [California state water quality control board member Laurence PIERCE - says action must come now.]

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, David

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