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Mexico / United States Toxic Waste #528659

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 19, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Issue of United States companies depositing their toxic waste in Nuevo Mercurio, Mexico, examined; films shown. One company noted selling contaminated drums to inhabitants for use as water barrels. [PEOPLE - (thru translator) describe water after it sits in drum.] [EPA spokesperson Dr. John TODHUNTER - notes agency policy against cross-border dumping.] Indictments against Americans involved in 1 incident mentioned.
REPORTER: James Polk

(Studio) Upcoming item announced.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Polk, James;
Savitch, Jessica

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