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Pollution / Illinois / Fire Hazard / Texas #2715

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 24, 1969
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(Studio) Illinois Governor Richard Ogilvie trying to file suit against Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin for polluting Lake Michigan. Report on Houston ship-channel on fire due to chemical plant explosion at Texas City.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Texas City, Texas) No one killed in spectacular fire. 1947 fire film shown; 500 killed. Tons of flammable wastes dumped into Houston channel daily.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(Houston, Texas) More fire-boats needed. [Mayor Louie WELCH - says until Court tells me channel is Houston's responsibility, I won't request $.] 1 fire-boat guards United States' 3rd largest port. Texas City fire 45 minutes away.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

Jackson, Gregory;
Reynolds, Frank

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