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EPA #288463

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 10, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) House committee reported subpoenaing large number of Environmental Protection Agency officials in broadening investigation of agency's dealings with toxic waste sites; administrator Anne Gorsuch's past refusal to supply information recalled resulting in contempt chgs. [Representative James SCHEUER - notes suspicious behavior at Environmental Protection Agency and need for Congress oversight.] Rita Lavelle recalled recently fired from toxic waste site department at EPA. [LAVELLE - notes efforts to clear her record.] Issue of EPA's superfund, director by Lavelle, for toxic waste site cleanup and possible political influences in agency's allocation of cleanup money noted. [Representative James FLORIO - cites EPA's lack of cleanup action.] Lavelle, a former employee of Aerojet-General Corporation which is involved with California's Stringfellow waste site, noted once calling business community the primary constituents of administration Gorsuch's stance on allegations outlined.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency spokesperson Dick Hoffman said acknowledging that excess agency documents currently sought by Congress were destroyed; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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