NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 22, 1983
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(Studio) Republican fear that White House is losing battle with Congress over investigation into EPA's superfund noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Congress investigations into lack of superfund cleanup money for hazardous waste dump sites in California and IN, despite dumps' seriousness, examined; current status of inquiry, include Senate subcommittee meeting with assistant Environmental Protection Agency law enforcement cnsl. Ed Current and staff scientist Debbie Dalton, discussed. [Representative James FLORIO - doesn't think testimony helps former superfund director Rita Lavelle.] Failure of Representative Thomas O'Neill to merge investigating cmtes. into main body noted. [Representative James SCHEUER - explains need for separate cmtes.] [Representative Elliott LEVITAS - agrees on need for several cmtes.] Lavelle mentioned testifying tomorrow.
REPORTER: Robert Hager
(Studio) Democrats said introduction legislature making Environmental Protection Agency independent of the White House; details given. Sen Geo Mitchell's argument outlined.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
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