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Pollution / East Coast / Alabama / EPA Order #454869

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 18, 1971
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(Studio) Stagnant air causes pollution alerts. Federal government orders plants closed in Birmingham, Alabama, until air cleaner.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(New Jersey-New York) Film shows smog and pollution on New Jersey and New York City sides of Hudson River. Motorists asked to use cars as little as possible.
REPORTER: John Chancellor narrates

(Birmingham, Alabama) Judge orders 23 inds. closed, incling. United States Steel Corp. [WORKER - says hate to see plant shut down due to pollution.] [2nd WORKER - says air hard on son's breathing.] [3rd WORKER - says starve to death or pollute to death.] All companies complied. [US Steel Corporation Dane HARRIS - says taking steps to slow down operations.] Environmental Protection Agency steps in after companies refuse to cut down voluntarily. [EPA John WHITE - says industry may be more helpful in future when asked to cut back voluntarily.] High winds didn't help matters.
REPORTER: John Dancy

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John
Duration:
00:03:20

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