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Air Pollution #290799

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 09, 1983
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(Studio) EPA's recent air pollution report concerning lead levels in air from gasoline recalled; 1974 amendment to Clean Air Act thought responsible.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) American drivers' use of leaded gasoline in late model cars as effort to improve engine performance and economy and impact on environmental examined. [MAN - acknowledges practice.] [Illinois Gasoline Dealers Association spokesperson Bob JACOBS - notes leaded gasoline is superior product] [Service station manager Herb ROOT - notes law prevents him from pumping leaded gasoline in some models, but doesn't prevent consumer from doing so.] [EPA spokesperson John PEREECONE - acknowledges difficulty in enforcing law.] [Mechanic Rich FAYKOSH - notes ease in removing catalytic converter.] [Service station manager David MACKEY - can't control self-service customers.] [MAN - notes air is already polluted, denies responsibility.]
REPORTER: Frank Currier

Currier, Frank;
Rather, Dan

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