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EPA / Leaded Gasoline #299019

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 30, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Chicago, Illinois) Controversy over EPA's consideration of ban on leaded gasoline examined; health risks involved in leaded gasoline explained. [PEOPLE - oppose ban.] EPA's claim that leaded gasoline sale will drastically decline from those of 1976 if proposed ban is enforced noted questioned in light of past Environmental Protection Agency erroneous projections; details graphed on screen, discussed. [EPA spokesperson Barry NUSSBAUM - notes public doesn't recognize health threat from leaded gasoline.] Failure of methods imposed on public to decrease use of leaded gasoline explained. [DRIVER - rationalizes illegally removing pollution control device from auto.] [NUSSBAUM - cites amount of lead used in United States by autos doing so illegally.] [MAN - feels additional cost is worth it to protect environment]
REPORTER: Ned Potter

Potter, Ned;
Schieffer, Bob

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