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Segment 3 (The Corps of Engineers) #503468

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 27, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced.

(DC) Army Corps of Engineers project on Red River in Louisiana said typical Corps venture; details given. Films shown. Incr. in estimated cost of project since congress authorization 10 years ago reported; graph shown. Corps reassessment of benefits gained by project cited. Federal law with regard to economy benefits of Corps projects in relationship to cost to taxpayers quoted. Allegations of cost underevaluations by Corps and Corps' defense of projects stated. Corps' position with regard to Red River project detailed; uselessness of lake created by project pointed out [Corps spokesperson Lieutenant General John MORRIS - comments.] Corps claim of flood prevention and erosion control benefits from Red. River project and allegation of lying by Corps reported [Corps OFFICIAL - talks about exaggeration by Corps with regard to project expenses; says was directed by superiors to lie.] [MORRIS - denies orders re: falsification.] Falsification of benefit analysis of Tennessee River-Tombigbee Canal project detailed. Admin. abandonment of plan to strip Corps of authority to calculate costs and benefits said due to congress opposition to plan; Congmen. reported to see Corps as source of money for home districts.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Reporter(s):
Bazell, Robert
Duration:
00:04:20

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