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(Studio) Proximity of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to Newark Airport and New York City noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Elizabeth, New Jersey) Potential disaster presented by stockpile of explosive materials left behind by Chemical Control Corp in Elizabeth, New Jersey, examined; films shown. Specific explosives and chemicals named. Nearness of Times Square, natural gas storage tanks and oil storage tanks cited. [New Jersey environmental department Glenn PAULSON - discusses potential for fire and explosion; says it's the worst found in state and probably unique in nation due to double threat involved.] State of emergency reported declared, accompanied by limited access to area. Discovery of truck trailers abandoned by corporation throughout city reported; chemicals said leaking from some trailers. Chemical Control's denial of danger stated. Govt. investigation into links between company and organized crime said underway. Estimated cost of cleanup given. Situation described as "chemical version of Three Mile Island"
REPORTER: Gary Sheppard (WCBS-TV newsfilm)
- Cronkite, Walter
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