CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 16, 1979
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REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Silver Bay, Minnesota) Reserve Mining's pollution of Lake Superior over past yrs examined; 1971 CBS News report shown. Reserve said subsidiary of Armco Steel and Republic Steel; mining process and waste produced, dumped into Lake Superior, outlined. Conflict between Reserve and Environmental Protection Agency since 1973 detailed; Reserve's practice of polluting the lake said consistent for past 24 years Delay in halting process examined; company position outlined. [Reserve exec vice president Matthew BANOVETZ - says people weren't exposed to health hazard.] [EPA spokesperson Jeffrey MILLER - comments on unknowns involved in making public policy decision.] Details of agreement cited
REPORTER: Bill Plante
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