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Migratory Birds / Colorado Oil Ponds #469939

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 24, 1973
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(Studio) Thousands birds die from oil pollution in eastern Colorado. Govt. files criminal charges against oil companies involved.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(E. Colorado) Migrating birds die when land in oil sludge ponds that from air appear to be water ponds. Estimates are that as many as 30,000 water birds die in ponds every year Federal government now filing criminal charges against oil companies for violating Migratory Bird Act. [Assistant United States attorney Theodore HALABY - says ponds must be cleaned or covered up.]
REPORTER: Stewart Jacoby (KOA-TV, Denver)

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John
Duration:
00:02:00

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