ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 25, 1976
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(Studio) President Ford directs Job Corps. to help with cleanup of Long Island, New York, beaches Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency and others to study causes of pollution.
REPORTER:. Howard K. Smith
(Long Island, New York) Swimmers will be free to return to most of New York beaches Saturday Theory related with regard to washup of garbage and sludge. [Oscar AMOROSO - says has never before seen garbage in such quantity.] [Marine geochemist Dr. William HARBIS - says pollution gets worse each year] Other environmentalists blame New York City which pours 15% of its untreated sewage into Hudson River. [Water resources commissioner Charles SAMOWITZ - says impossible that this didn't happen earlier when New York City didn't treat its wastes.] 3 wks. ago, 2 storage tanks at Nassau Cnty. treatment plant exploded. [Sanitary engineering superintendent Frank FLOOD - says no link between explosion and pollution.] State and federal representatives look for clues.
REPORTER: John Martin
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