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US Steel / Pollution #29941

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 31, 1974
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(Studio) Last open-hearth furnaces shut down due to pollution.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Gary, IN) 2500 laid off due to shutdown; some reassigned. [Steel worker Rudy METZ - says money will be cut in 1/2 by taking over younger man's work.] United States Steel (USS) failed to meet clean air standards company agreed to 9 years ago. USS refuses to pay $2300 daily fine to keep going. [Steel workers union Ed SADLOWSKI - says USS chasing dollar. They feel no obligation to community or workers.] [USS Vice President William HASKELL - says USS not trying to be cavalier.] [Mayor Richard HATCHER - says if strong antipollution stand taken, big company can hurt you. Possible to have clean air and jobs, too.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Miller, Ron;
Smith, Howard K.

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