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Hazardous Wastes #272892

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 19, 1980
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(Studio) House approval of funding for cleanup of oil and gas polluted waterways said leading to upcoming action on legislature with regard to federal cleanup of hazardous waste dumps; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) University of California scientist recalled rpting. radioactive contamination of major commercial fishing area off Farallon Island in San Francisco Bay due to offshore dump there; details given, film shown. [Fish market owner Eileen D'ANGELO - notes customers' response to fresh fish.] Lack of routine examination of commercial fish for radiation levels and Governor Jerry Brown's concern noted. [BROWN - comments.] State health officials reported analyzing new fish caught at dump site.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

(Santa Monica, California) Cases of cancer among lifeguards at Santa Monica Beach, include Rick Stoner and Rick Odell, and proximity of drainage ditch examined; films, photos shown. [Cancer victim Steve SAYLORS - comments.] Occasional testing of water mentioned; beach recalled closed once due to complaints by swimmers. [David LOPEZ - comments.] Inability of cnty. authorities to detect carcinogens in water and ease with which toxic wastes can be dumped into drainage system noted. [Flood control district spokesperson Don. NICHOLS - comments.] Difficulty in tracing problem source cited.
REPORTER: Barry Petersen

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Petersen, Barry;
Shepard, Gary
Duration:
00:04:10

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