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Louisville / Pollution #48161

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 15, 1977
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(Studio) Louisville, Kentucky, officials continue probe into reason for dumping of 2 chemicals, forcing closure of sewage treatment plant last month In meantime, city has problem of cleaning up plant.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Louisville, Kentucky) Environmental Protection Agency investigations with regard to amount of chemicals in sewage noted. Contamination is being flushed into Ohio River and so far down-river towns, like Evansville, IN, haven't been affected, but Environmental Protection Agency says they could be if problem not corrected soon. Mayor Harvey Sloane petitioned White House for financial aid in cleanup. Environmental Protection Agency will pay for incineration, probably in Gulf of Mexico. Problem with regard to origin of chemicals remains and when tests come back, magnitude of problem will be known.
REPORTER: David Snell

Reasoner, Harry;
Snell, David

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