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EPA #289155

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 18, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) President Reagan said planning to appointed William Ruckelshaus, EPA's 1st director, as new Environmental Protection Agency administration Ruckelshaus' refusal to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox during Watergate investigation, promoting Saturday Night Massacre, recalled; his current post with Weyerhaeuser Company noted.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Chicago regional administration Valdas Adamkus noted contradicting acting EPA admin. John Hernandez's description of his role in Dow Chemical Company's alteration of Environmental Protection Agency reports on company s contamination of Michigan rivers with dioxin. [ADAMKUS - recalls Hernandez's instructions to him.] [EPA regional study director Milton CLARK - was astounded that Dow was allowed to comment on Environmental Protection Agency report] [ADAMKUS - notes conclusion that Dow carries considerable weight with EPA headquarters; considers it unethical to get internal document approved by outside companies] Hernandez's statement outlined. Former Environmental Protection Agency administration Anne Burford said apparently informing White House aides of plans for cleanup of California toxic waste dump; details given. Her alleged remark pertaining to then-cand. Jerry Brown's role in EPA's decision to withhold cleanup funds from California site noted.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

(Studio) American Public Health Association said calling on govs. to sue Environmental Protection Agency to force faster toxic waste cleanup.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Engberg, Eric;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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