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Mediterranean Pollution #465582

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 13, 1972
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(Studio) Mediterranean Sea has become a sewer.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Hyeres, France) French officials ban swimming along 4 mile of beach at Hyeres. Each quart of sea water contains 36 million germs, 2 1/2 times danger level. All town's waste pumped into sea 6 foot from shore. (Nice, France) Modern sanitation plant has limitations. Boats from Nice and Cannes take water samples, scoop up floating trash. Sanitation department sprays insecticide, disinfectant, and deodorizer on beach. Blame smell on hippies who sleep on beach. Tourists still abound.
REPORTER: Lloyd Dobyns

Dobyns, Lloyd;
Utley, Garrick

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