NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 21, 1983
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(Studio) Representative John Dingell reported aiding opponents of compromise with administration in EPA superfund controversy.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) Glen Avon, California, scenes shown. Details of superfund crisis explained. Stringfellow acid pits in California cited as example of dangerous dump. Role of Hugh Kaufman noted. [KAUFMAN - says Stringfellow cleanup delayed for political reasons in regard to Jerry Brown's recent bid for governor] October 1982 scenes shown. Seymour recycling site in IN cited; scenes shown. [KAUFMAN - chgs. easy deals made with polluters.] Anne Gorsuch remarried, now Anne Burford and Rita Lavelle noted, film shown. FBI investigation detailed. Aerojet-General Corp. cited as possibly having role in situation. [LAVELLE - denies any misconduct.] [BURFORD - speaks of Environmental Protection Agency actions.] Burford recalled held in contempt of Congress for refusal to open files to Congress Presence of paper shredders said disturbing factor. Health and future generations said at stake.
REPORTER: Robert Hager