NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 10, 1970
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(Studio) Beaufort Cnty, SC, worried about chemical processing plant which would supply jobs but spoil air and water. Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, fearful more birds will die.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) Ducks being washed ashore, feathers covered with crude oil from oil slick off shore. Not known where oil slick came from. Volunteers trying to save animals.
REPORTER: George Page
(Beaufort Cnty., SC) Beaufort Cnty., intense poverty, high unemployment; also beautiful and unspoiled. German based Chemical Company BASF, bought 1800 acres and has plans for plant. Middle class whites picket BASF; fear pollution will drive tourists away. Company claims it will not pollute air or water and will add jobs to area. [PEOPLE - say don't want industry; fear pollution.] [Fisherman, David JONES - claims company will dump waste in water and kill business] [Dr. Hans LAUTENSCHLAGER - says company denies will pollute.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver