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Fluorocarbon Propellents and The Ozone (Earth Revisited) #261022

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 01, 1979
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(Studio) 1974 government ban on fluorocarbon propellents, due to danger to ozone layer, recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) National Academy of Sciences report with regard to rate of ozone's destruction examined; details given, diagrams shown. Rel. between destruction of ozone and increase in skin cancer noted. Govt. ban on fluorocarbons in spray cans said not affecting widespread use in other prods.; details on use of these "halocarbons" given. [EPA administration Doug. COSTLE - discusses severity of problem.] Environmental Protection Agency said waiting for academy report prior to taking action.
REPORTER: Richard Roth

Cronkite, Walter;
Roth, Richard

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