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Long Island / Water Pollution #272133

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 09, 1980
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(Studio) New York public research interest group said finding drinking water for major city comes from sewage system.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Sole water supply for Long Island reported coming from industrial pollution sites; details given, diagrams shown. [Molecular biologist Walter HANG - says toxic chemicals in Long Island's system won't bleed out into surrounding seas for next 3000 years] Most dangerous sites said polluted by Hooker Chemicals and Plastics Corp., the same company that's accused of polluting Love Canal and Niagara Falls; details given. [HANG - thinks ntnwide. program to control industry pollutants is ineffective.] [EPA spokesperson Charles WARREN - comments on amount of pollutants produced annually.] Significance of Long Island study outlined.
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

(Studio) Response by Hooker Chemical to report noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Kroft, Steve;
Cronkite, Walter

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