CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 25, 1980
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(Studio) New York state select committee on crime said hearing testimony indicating org. crime's role in hazardous waste disposal problem.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Elizabeth, New Jersey) Fire at Chemical Control Corporation in Elizabeth, New Jersey, recalled; films shown. Former partner in company, William Carracino, reported testifying that he received threats from reputed organized crime figure John Alpert when he tried to close disposal site or clean it up. [CARRACINO - describes experience.] Apparent increase in amount of chemicals deposited at Chemical Control site under Alpert's director detailed; photos shown. [CARRACINO - continues testimony.] Carracino's indictment in New Jersey on dumping violations and possibility that he was set up discussed; his testimony said substantiating authorities' belief organized crime is heavily involved in chemical disposal business Details given.
REPORTER: Steve Young
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