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Snail Darters / Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Dam #492263

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 18, 1977
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(Studio) Snail darter fish described.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Knoxville, Tennessee) Fort Loudon, Tennessee, film shown. Tellico Dam project, near completion at cost of $100 million. Completion of project stopped by snail darter, small rare fish and endangered species, living in Little Tennessee R. University of Tennessee zoologist discovered fish as separate species 4 years ago. TVA to appeal ruling to United States Supreme Court and seek congress help to let project move ahead. [TVA Biologist Dr. Thomas RIPLEY - notes dilemma.] Environmentalists enjoy victory. Benefit of electricity producing dam to poor towns noted. [MAN - believes working people of Vonore, Tennessee, are endangered species.] Fate of snail darter not clear.
REPORTER: Dianne Wildman

Chancellor, John;
Wildman, Dianne

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