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Environment / Michigan and California #266417

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 24, 1979
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(Studio) Pervasiveness of chemical pollution in Michigan noted; threat to San Francisco Bay by pollution noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Jose, California) Marine and wildlife devastation of south tip of San Francisco Bay by sewage pollution from municipal waste treatment plant serving San Jose and Santa Clara examined; films shown. [Shrimp fisherman Tony OTIS - describes scene.] Details given of apparent breakdown in treatment process; plant mgrs. said delaying problem for more than week Denial of intentional breaking of law by plant officials reported [Sewage plant supervise Charles GERLACH - comments.]
REPORTER: Miriam Bjierre

(Studio) Estimated shrimp catch from affected area mentioned.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Bjierre, Miriam;
Cronkite, Walter

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