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Motorcycle Pollution #488450

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 27, 1976
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(Studio) Report on motorcycle pollution.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) [Air Resources Bd. Thomas AUSTIN - says if uncontrolled, motorcycles will be responsible for 15% pollution in 1990. 1 California and Environmental Protection Agency want smog controls on cycles by 1978.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

(Michigan) Environmental Protection Agency lab tests show car lasts average lifetime of 100,000 mile; 19,900 mi. for large motorcycle and 8600 mile for small bike.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

(Los Angeles, California) Av. cycle puts out 4 times as much carbon monoxide as 1 car. 1 cycle puts out 9 times as much hydrocarbon pollution as 1 car. Pollution would be 10-30% higher if everyone rode around on motorcycles.
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

Reporter(s):
Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Chancellor, John
Duration:
00:02:00

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