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Love Canal / Chemical Dumps #510715

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 31, 1980
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(Studio) Defense Department denial that it used Love Canal area as chemical dump site given. "New York Times" report with regard to quote that Army is stonewalling to avoid legal liability cited.
REPORTER: Jane Pauley

(Elizabeth, New Jersey) Fire at Elizabeth, New Jersey, chemical dump recalled; tape shown. Environmental Protection Agency estimates with regard to number of chemical dumps given. [EPA Douglas COSTLE - says problem is larger than realized.] [New Egypt, New Jersey, police chief Glen MILLER - talks about chemical dump.] Costs of cleaning up dump sites like New Egypt and Love Canal estimated. Congress bills calling for tax on hazardous materials development, which will be used to clean abandoned dumps, reported [Chemical Manufacturers Association William STOVALL - says it is unfair to make companies liable for dumpings which were legal at that time.]
REPORTER: Stephen Frazier

Frazier, Stephen;
Pauley, Jane

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