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Special Segment (Acid Rain) #527555

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 18, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Muskoka Lake, Ontario) [Hatchery owner Rolf UTEY - describes reaction of fish to polluted rain.] [Jack STIMPSON - notes acid rain's destruction of crayfish in lake.] [Harvey WEST - discusses acid rain's impact on forestry industry] Acid rain problem examined in detail; rain's formation and basis of Canada's concern over United States pollutants explained. [May 18, President REAGAN - advises Environmental Protection Agency administration William Ruckelshaus of United States and Canada's concern over acid rain.] Ruckelshaus' proposed approach to acid rain pollution, opposed by industry, outlined. [Coalition for Energy Bal. spokesperson Luther HECKMANN - claims lack of scientific data pointing to need for utility companies to alter pollution process.] Apparent impact of OMB director David Stockman and then-Interior Secretary James Watt's efforts to convince Reagan against Ruckelshaus' plan noted. [Muskoka Lake Twp. Mayor Sheila HATCH - cites insidiousness of acid rain.] Prognosis for acid rain situation considered.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom

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