NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 09, 1978
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(Studio) Info. learned about unauthorized dumping of PCB in Wake Cnty., North Carolina, reported.
REPORTER: John Hart
(Raleigh, North Carolina) Details given about PCB spills in several North Carolina counties, which inspectors think is being dumped intentionally. Authorities' reports that there is no serious health hazard noted. EPA's recent regulations making it expensive for companies to dispose of PCB reported; suspicion that dumping may be way companies get around these expenses outlined.
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez
(Studio) Report on moving day for families in Love Canal section of Niagara Falls, New York, where chemical seepage at dumping ground is creating problems.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Niagara Falls, New York) Cindy Stahlman and family's move to temporary Air Force hsing. near Lockport, New York, from Niagara Falls given as example of evacuation of Love Canal area. Health threats due to other chemical dumping grounds in Niagara Falls area noted. [EPA spokesperson Eckhardt [sic] BECK - outlines potential for future problems.] Amt. of chemical manufacturing done in Niagara Cnty. reported Enlargement of disposal site by Chemtrol Company stated. Concerns about companies that may be cutting costs in disposal and about possibility that chemical waste is infiltrating Niagara Falls and flowing to Lake Ontario cited.
REPORTER: Meredith Lewis