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Empl. and Environment / Plant Closing Law / Pigeon River Pollution #325810

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 04, 1989
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Plant closing law in which workers must be given notice prior to plant shutdowns reported going into effect. Report introduced.

(Newport, Tennessee: Christine Negroni) Champion Paper Mill, in Canton, North Carolina, reported dumping industry waste into Pigeon River; scenes shown. [EPA spokesperson Bruce BARRETT - says it is not a good situation.] Company reported threatening to shut down due to Tennessee's clean water standards. [Champion Paper spokesperson Oliver BLACKWELL - says standard can't be met.] [TOWNSPEOPLE - comment on situation.] [North Carolina Governor James MARTIN - says Tennessee has injured North Carolina.] [Tennessee Governor Ned McWHERTER - says Pigeon River must be cleaned up.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Negroni, Christine

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