NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 15, 1973
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(Studio) Friday Italian government approved bill to spend $1/2 billion to save Venice from sinking into sea. City also has severe air pollution problem.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Venice, Italy) Marghera, Italy, near Venice, has huge industrial complex responsible to great extent for pollution gradually strangling Venice. Statues and monuments crumbling. New government program provides funds to restore city's treasures and provide city with sewer system. In last 20 years population Venice down by 1/3 because housing very poor. Program will improve housing and allow for new aqueduct.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn
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