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Louisiana / Chemical Dump #286021

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 22, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Baton Rouge, LA) Contamination of Dave Ewell's farm by nearby petro processor's landfill and now danger to water supply for Baton Rouge examined; background to situation explained. [EWELL - comments.] [Attorney general William GUSTE - considers site worst contaminated area in US.] EPA's discovery of leak of carcinogenic fluid into Mississippi River and progress towards city's aquifer discussed. [GUSTE - notes number people dependent on drinking water.] Chemicals Environmental Protection Agency has pinpointed as present in highly concentrated amts. in region listed on screen. [Ind. attorney Roger FRITCHIE - doesn't believe there's evidence that chemicals are entering aquifers.] Possible consequences for Baton Rouge noted.
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

Kroft, Steve;
Schieffer, Bob

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