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Toxic Waste and Organized Crime #297162

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 24, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Dumping of toxic waste in major cities such as New York City through contaminated heating oil explained, discussed; apparent role of organized crime considered. [Undercover AGENT - explains process; remarks transcribed on screen.] Details of New Jersey case examined; seriousness of health risks involved explained. [AGENT - conts. discussion.] Extent of New Jersey defs.' sales of contaminated heating oil illustrated on map; lack of federal or environmental regulations against adding hazardous chemicals to heating oil mentioned. [EPA spokesperson Hugh KAUFMAN - acknowledges legality of procedure.] [AGENT - feels money is basis of government allowing such operations to continue]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan

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